Portable steam engine

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 16 May 2014 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

By the late 1800s, some mechanization had come to the lumbering industry. This portable steam engine could be towed by horses to a convenient site and a moveable sawmill assembled. The belts on this engine would then power the blades. A few days or weeks later, the whole kit could be moved closer to the cut.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/60 second F/9.0 ISO 160 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine image of this classic steam engine. I like how portable this machine was. I'd love to hear it chug along.

16 May 2014 3:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic image ! Love the details of this classic old engine

16 May 2014 4:51pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent photo.

16 May 2014 10:38pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe iamge quel engin avec ces poulie et les lanières tout restauré sueprbe.
Belle journée

17 May 2014 2:41am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

The background adding the mood for this still life shot. Well done.

17 May 2014 4:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

She is in amazingly good condition . . lovingly cared for, I imagine.

17 May 2014 5:33am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

wonderful shot! beautiful old engine, and love the backdrop. very well captured.

17 May 2014 6:55am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe machine a vapeur!! amitiés

17 May 2014 7:33am

maedeh ashrafi from hamedan, Iran

Wonderful. Very beautiful.

17 May 2014 9:37am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

The details are excellent !! Very interesting to see this Harry !! Very nicely framed !!

17 May 2014 1:19pm

Sathya from Chennai, India

Fine image. Wonderful.

17 May 2014 1:35pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Beautiful light and clarity! Wonderful!

17 May 2014 5:14pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Museum piece nowadays, but..it has seen its days and served well! And I like the backdrop, too!

18 May 2014 7:07am