NS3882 : Paddle steamer Maid of the Loch - engine

taken 39 years ago, near to Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Paddle steamer Maid of the Loch - engine
Paddle steamer Maid of the Loch - engine
A view on board the paddle steamer that had been retired in 1983. We blagged our way on board and explored the machinery spaces by torchlight. This shows the Rankin & Blackmore horizontal diagonal compound main engine that turned the paddle wheels.

The vessel is being preserved with a long term aim of a return to operation. In 2018 this was tantalisingly close when the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected the bid and set the project back. Nonetheless the team resorted to a plan B and in 2019 returned the main engine to steam with a boiler on the shore. This enhances the appeal of the vessel by bringing it to life and sends a strong message to probable sources of funds. It is to be hoped that the team will be successful ultimately.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 July, 1983   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machine 
Lake (from Tags)
Loch Lomond 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3850 8256 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.5213N 4:35.5135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3850 8256
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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