Robey Steam Engine at Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington.

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G Lokey on August 16, 2013

This steam engine was built by Robey of Lincoln around 1950 and was used on the old cucumber and tomato nursery to provide steam for the sterilisation of soil prior to the planting of crops. It is one of the last riveted boilers to have been made and not a lot of people know that!!!

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  • Uploaded on August 16, 2013
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H20
    • Taken on 2013/08/16 11:23:02
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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