Weight and Stuff Report – 24 September 2015

Another small upward twitch today…

I had a walk down to Bessie Surtees House at lunchtime, mainly to see the current exhibition of “then and now” images and stories that’s on display. Not huge, but interesting (and there were some older images I hadn’t seen elsewhere). I also had a wander around the public rooms. The rest of the building has some interesting features, but we’re not allowed to see them, what with them being people’s offices…

Today’s photo is completely unrelated to that – it’s the winding gear of the Tees Transporter Bridge in action:



Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/22
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 70.2mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 22 August, 2015
Location: 54° 35.02′ 0″ N 1° 13.7418′ 0″ W

On the left you can see the modern electric motors that run the bridge now,m and on the right are the preserved original engines – their gears no longer make contact, so they can be left in their original location to keep the history intact. The newer ones use much safer voltages!