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Astley Green Colliery
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Today was a drive out to Wigan and Astley Green's Colliery. It's a strangely informal place similarly reminiscence of the Railway Age Museum, there's the small museum that explains about coal and mining and a brief history of Astley Green, the pit head pictured here and the machine room which is the most impressive part of the museum. Of course this begs the question as to why I don't have a picture of the engine room and that's simple, this was just a better picture. I also doubt that any picture can do the engine room justice. As big and as impressive as a church (there's a picture part of it on the homepage of Astley Green's Colliery) the engine room contains one gargantuan engine that I suspect would be a sight to see when they finally get it going.

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