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We're near the Thames on the Western side of London again, and this time we find out about The Kempton Great Engines Trust. Their grand 1920s building would be worth a visit for the architecture alone, but it houses some of the largest steam engines ever built. Also in the collection are steam turbines and spectacular early electronics. Neighbourin…
 
The coal-fired twin-screw steam tug, Portwey. Built in 1927, she's almost unique, very original and bleedin' interesting. In this episode, there's a history of Portwey, a description, and directions to make getting to her location in Canary Wharf easy (believe me, they help). History touched on in this episode: the 1944 disaster of Operation Tiger …
 
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