Sunday, 24 March 2013

Steam traction engine pulling 10 ton blocks of Portland Stone

Easton, Portland. Looking SW. Transport of Portland Stone from quarries. Much stone is shipped from Portland and blocks up to 10 tons in weight are drawn by traction engine
BGS image ID: P023972
The Bath & Portland Stone Firms Ltd. Easton, Portland. Looking SW. Transport of Portland Stone from quarries. Much stone is shipped from Portland and blocks up to 10 tons in weight are drawn by traction engine from the quarries to the head of a special railway leading from the highest point of the Island to the quay.

Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Date of photograph: 1930.

R.P. McIntosh

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