SK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse In Steam

taken 14 years ago, near to Holloway, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Leawood Pumphouse In Steam
Leawood Pumphouse In Steam
Leawood Pumphouse on Cromford Canal Derbyshire. A Specification of the pump is listed below.

Steam Piston - fifty inches in diameter with a nine foot six inch stroke, single acting; Cornish cycle with unusual valve gear. The timing is controlled by the Equilibrium valve operated by a Dashpot.

Beam - thirty three feet long on a twelve inch diameter axle, equal on both sides weighing twenty seven tons; Watts parallel motion at either end.

Plunger - fifty six inches in diameter, weighs 15 tons; two double beat Equilibrium valves to stop the water flowing back to the river and pump chamber.

Boilers - two Midland Railway loco type producing 40 PSI; dated 1900 (not the original boilers); installed after Midland Railway ownership.

Boiler water feed pump - inverted vertical banjo feed pump; unusual that for its size it has a flywheel. Supplies canal water to the boilers to make steam.
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Sunday, 12 June, 2005
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WGS84: 53:5.8008N 1:31.8623W
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