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A Photo Thread About Boilers & Boiler Rooms


grumpy sod
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One subject curiously missing from this photo threads sub-forum. I'm a big fan of boiler rooms and boilers in abandoned locations, it would seem that every medium-sized and upward place has one somewhere to provide heat and they sometimes are one of the only things left in place if somewhere is stripped.

The gorgeous brick-encased boilers are my personal favourites however I'll pretty much take any and all that come my way.

Have some boilers from over the years, this is just a selection of some of the ones I have shot and the ones that immediately sprung to my mind when typing this out - hopefully many more of you have some to add as well.


Terminal Decline

28DL Regular User
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Good idea @mookster, love a good boiler, whether it be an early hand-stoked Lancashire or Cornish type with lots of brass and thick glass gauges, large chain-grate, or the more recent oil fired ones. I've seen a fair few over the years, most of them included here:

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Starting off with the fantastic upright boiler at St. Joes, what I imagine must be a very rare survival these days

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Lancashire boilers converted to water tanks and covered in asbestos at Hartford Mill

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International Combustion chain-grate boilers at Tullis Russell power station

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The much less exiting boiler house at Lostock, originally oil-fired but later converted to coal

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A nice oil-fired boiler by Ruston & Hornsby, built in 1965

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Another vintage oil-fired boiler with nice control panel

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The dull, characterless modern equivalent

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A typical small-scale old boiler, used to heat a cinema at an airfield

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Finally a few battered old boilers in Cornwall's clay country

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Old Cornish boiler partly cut up for scrap in its original location. Note the sand between the inner and outer layers

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The small end section of a Lancashire boiler, the boiler would have originally come up to the wall on the left

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