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Author Topic: Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905  (Read 5632 times)

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Offline conan

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Re: Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 00:00:30 »
This is a scan of an article in Old Glory magazine from a few years ago giving the the story of the tragedy








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Re: Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 22:18:56 »
Rayham is a working farm, just go along and ask them if they have any knowledge, they are nice people, my wife speaks to them occasionaly.

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Re: Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 21:57:55 »
Thanks, I may have to take a look down there one day and see if the rumour is true, that the engine is still there, but buried.
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Re: Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 11:01:38 »
The entrance track for Rayham Farm is directly opposite the new houses at the bottom of Jenkins Hill. It is Public Footpath.

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Traction Engine Explosion on Sheppey, 1905
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 23:02:06 »
This series of pictures shows the devastation that ensues when a traction engine explodes.  This was at Raynham Farm on the Isle of Sheppey.  It is rumoured in the traction engine world that the engine is still there and is simply buried.  Not sure where Raynham Farm is though, must admit I have never looked.

Anyhow, it may be of some interest to Island dwellers.



 

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