Vlog 269: Fire Power

On a sunny day at the Anderton Boat Lift, I was delighted to have the opportunity to chat with Katherine Hutchinson who operates the steam-powered narrowboat Emily Anne.

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  1. You know David, I had no idea that a steam operated narrowboat existed! Very well done as usual, a most interesting vlog.
    And the lady you interviewed, give her a pat on the back from me for keeping Emily Anne steaming ahead!

    • Thanks Barry. There’s a very small number of steam narrowboats but they’re definitely few and far between.

  2. As a life-long steam enthusiast, that was wonderful. Not everyone’s cup of tea but what a way to travel. Thank you David

  3. Great Vlog. Interesting to learn some about steam. Give Katherine my best.


  4. Fascinating and certainly different. I would suspect that the cost of the coal per day would be quite a bit more than the fuel costs of a diesel powered boat, even in these times of high fuel costs.

    • Yes, definitely. I don’t know about Welsh coal but a 25kg bag for the stove used to cost around £10 so that’s £40 a day on coal at least for the boat. Way more than diesel.

  5. Fantastic docuvlog David. . . Steamengines are so very nostalgic & evoke so many emotions on so many levels.. there is no better smell & sound in the world than a working steam engine.. Thank you soo much for this evocative upload David.., it really takes me back.

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