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Steam Rollers

Steam Rollers are probably the best known and loved form of steam engine, and people will remember them at work until relatively recent years. The basis of the steam roller - its boiler and engine - is much smaller than the traction engine as it was not designed for haulage and only needed sufficient power to move its own weight across its work. To do the latter properly the heavy wheels added to the weight of the rest of the engine to give an average weight of 10 - 12 tons. Early steamrollers usually tended to be very heavy, being used on the water bound stone roads of the period. Later tarmacadam roads permitted a more manageable machine

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  • Uploaded on January 26, 2009
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    by Grey-Eagle Ray
    • Camera: NIKON E5600
    • Taken on 2006/09/09 14:40:52
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/180)
    • Focal Length: 5.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash