Beam engines – f***ing big beam engines at that. Crossness is home to four huge beam engines – Victoria, Prince Consort, Albert Edward (the Prince of Wales) and Alexandra (the Princess of Wales). Prince Consort has been restored to full working condition and Prince Consort is now being worked on. At the other end of the building, Albert Edward and Alexandra lie unrestored and that is where I focused my attention.
I loved this beautifully painted wrought ironwork, and the contrast it made with the silent, unrestored engines behind.
The late afternoon winter sun caught this huge wheel with a lovely colour of light.