Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I forgot to post the last couple of pictures from sovereign Hill (the living history village in Ballarat.)

Here's one from the machine shop where it looks as though they are restoring (among other things) an old slide valve steam engine.

There were several operational steam engines. This one was running the equipment in the wheel-wright's shop. Unfortunately it wasn't under it's own power (it was probably for maintenance reasons) but was being turned by an electric motor hidden away from the public. Still, it looked nice enough, and if I hadn't noticed the electrical humming and lack of exhaust steam, I might not have cared.


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