The cradle of the industrial revolution, Coalbrookdale

Iron Bridge, arguably the origin of the industrial revolution we are still being influenced by.

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This place had all the essential ingredients for cast iron to work, low sulfur coal, Iron ore with out the usual problem contaminants, clay that was naturally fire resistant, limestone for flux and water power available (pre-steam).

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The most historically important pile of bricks in the industrial world.

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Lots of machinery 🙂

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This locomotive is a copy of what is arguably the first ever locomotive, built by Richard Trevithick at Coalbrookdale.

Some bigger and more modern steam stuff.

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~ by andygadget on June 4, 2013.

2 Responses to “The cradle of the industrial revolution, Coalbrookdale”

  1. awesome!

  2. You must have been as happy chappy visiting the cradle of your vocation.

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