3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

"Earlestown Carriage and Wagon Works, Merseyside, 22 November 1927. "

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The wheel shop was where the wheels for locomotives or carriages were made. Steam locomotive wheels have been made from steel since around 1870. They had previously been made from wrought iron. Locomotive wheels usually had spokes to make them lighter.

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