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Mr Eggleton uses his traction engine to move a boiler from Shannon to Mangahao to the new hydro works. It is thought that the boiler was used to pump air into the tunnels being driven into the rock during the construction of the power station.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Tr2_009146
Title
Traction Engine
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Tr 2
Date
circa 1920

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Creation

Created By
Place
Mangahao, Shannon

Object rights

Taxonomy

Tags
employees,
engineering,
heavy machinery,
labour,
traction engine,
work,
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