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The Shane Phillips Collection Of Pit Photographs

Winding Engine - Linby Colliery

Winding Engine - Linby Colliery

The workings were large and the miners had to travel 7 kilometers from the pit bottom to the furthest coalface.

This engine came from the nearby Linby Colliery and was one of a pair on the site. The winder was manufactured by Robey and Co of Lincoln in 1922 and was errected on Linby Colliery No2 Shaft to lift coal. It produced about 900 brake horsepower when winding coal. The Winder raised over 40 million tons of coal during it's working life. It was used until December 1982, when an electric Winder replaced it.

The other engine remained operational to the end as a reserve to the electric winder.

The colliery closed in 1988 after 115 years of mining.

Papplewick pumping station relied on a continuous supply of coal from Linby. If all the coal produced at Linby had been used to power Pappelwicks boilers they would have run for over 20,000 years.


Shaft Signals

The following signals shall be used at all times in connection with winding in shafts.

Men descending

3 - When a person is about to descend the Banksrnan shall signal to the Onsetter and to the Winding Engineman

3 - Before the person enters the cage, the Onsetter shall signal to the Banksman and to the Winding Engineman

1 - When the cage at the bottom is clear, and ready to ascend, the Onsetter shall signal to the Banksman and Winding Engineman

2 - When the person is in the cage and ready to descend, the Banksman shall signal to the Winding Engineman

1 - To stop when in motion

Men ascending

3 - When a person is about to ascend, the Onsetter shall signal to the Banksman and the Winding Engineman

3 - Before the person enters the cage, the Banksman shall signal to the Onsetter

1 - When the person is in the cage,and ready to ascend, the Onsetter shall signal to the Banksman and to the Winding Engineman

2 - When the Banksman has received the signal "1" from the Onsetter, he shall signal to the Winding Engineman

1 - To stop when in motion

Winding without persons:

1 - To raise up

2 - To lower down

1 - To stop when in motion

4 - To raise steadily

5 - To lower steadily

Not more than __ persons allowed to descend or ascend at one time in each cage.


Winding Engine - Linby Colliery

Winding Engine - Linby Colliery

Winding Engine - Linby Colliery

Winding Drum
Winding Drum

Pappelwicks boilers
Boilers at Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottingham