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Default ARCHIVE: Funchal - Old Wharf with Derelict Steam engines & Crane - Jan 2010 - 14-03-2010, 01:50

Went on a walk along the seafront from the Hotel in Madeira and spied some interesting relics from the clifftop.

I understand that this is the remains of a shipping wharf with associated storage building for the export of Madeira Wine. Surprising that this has survived, as can be seen from the pics it is overlooked by modern hotels & timeshare properties, the Pestano Beach complex being immediately behind it.
(And before you ask, NO we didn't subscribe to the timeshare, although they paid us 50 Euro to look round)

Google Maps image http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=32....8&t=h&hl=en-GB

The view from atop the cliff





Boiler (Presumably the static supply for the 4 engines)


The Steam Engines by Clarke, Chapman of Gateshead














The Roofless Shed with Standard Gauge Rail Crane










Looking back down the pier




More pics on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/8325439...7623438030343/
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