TL4073 : Pumping engine, Willingham West Fen

taken 24 years ago, 3 km from Earith, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Pumping engine, Willingham West Fen
Pumping engine, Willingham West Fen
Originally opened in 1847 with a 10 horsepower beam engine and scoopwheel. In 1901 a 32 horsepower Hornsby hot-bulb oil engine was installed. In 1936 this broke and was replaced by this Ruston & Hornsby type 6XHR costing 340 and belt driving the Clayton & Shuttleworth centrifugal pump. It officially ceased in 1973 and is now preserved by a trust.
I have yet to find my exterior photographs.
Technical data from Fenland Pumping Engines by K S G Hinde (2006).
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TL4073, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 1993   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 February, 2010
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Machinery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 406 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.4928N 0:3.7984E
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