SJ3289 : The "Giant Grasshopper"

taken 28 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

The "Giant Grasshopper"
The "Giant Grasshopper"
This is the surviving one of two huge non-rotative grasshopper beam pumping engines used to drain the Mersey Rail Tunnel. It has now been restored, can be operated by hydraulic power and is marketed as the "Giant Grasshopper". The tunnel is about 200' straight down below the near end of this huge machine.
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SJ3289, 374 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 May, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 December, 2009
Category
Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 327 892 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.7411N 3:0.7861W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 327 892
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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