SK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse In Steam

taken 12 years ago, near to Holloway, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Leawood Pumphouse In Steam
Leawood Pumphouse In Steam, taken 12 years ago
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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