EAW042095 ENGLAND (1952). The Imperial Paper Mills, Gravesend, 1952

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Title [EAW042095] The Imperial Paper Mills, Gravesend, 1952
Reference EAW042095
Date 27-March-1952
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Place name GRAVESEND
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 563992, 174451
Longitude / Latitude 0.36008785075031, 51.444781897895
National Grid Reference TQ640745

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West mill partially constructed. Went on to house new newsprint machine and 3 older machines as well as a trailing blade coater

Ex Kentish man
Wednesday 24th of September 2014 09:49:45 AM
East mill housing 4 fourdrinier machines.

Ex Kentish man
Wednesday 24th of September 2014 09:47:44 AM
Possibly a fireless locomotive, a dome can be seen but there doesn't appear to be a chimney. The IPM mill had two fireless locomotives at least, they worked by taking on steam from the factory's boilers and so did not have have a firebox on board. Given the potential fire risk in a paper mill, a wise precaution.

Kentishman
Friday 5th of September 2014 11:12:59 PM
Yes they are both fire less locos. They were supplied with steam from an outlet of the main boiler supplying steam to the drying cylinders in the mill. Imperial no2 was at the National Railway Museum in York last time I visited.

Ex Kentish man
Wednesday 24th of September 2014 09:43:02 AM
P.s. It wasn't fire risk, just economy. The fire risk in a paper mill or storage area is remarkably low as the paper is closely wound on reels so no oxygen to feed the fire.

Ex Kentish man
Wednesday 24th of September 2014 09:45:41 AM
Possibly another fireless locomotive.

Kentishman
Sunday 29th of June 2014 05:46:10 PM
Branch line to Gravesend West station

Kentishman
Sunday 29th of June 2014 05:34:57 PM
Loco turntable for Gravesend West station, British Railways.

Kentishman
Sunday 29th of June 2014 05:33:35 PM