SK4114 : Snibston Beam Engine

taken 7 years ago, near to Coalville, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Snibston Beam Engine
Snibston Beam Engine
This is a single cylinder beam pumping engine built by Gimson & Co of Leicester in 188o for Hopwas Pumping Station near Tamworth SK1704 : Former Tamworth Water Works, Hopwas SK1704 : Hopwas Pumping Station. The cylinder is 25" x 5' stroke with a Meyer expansion slide valve. The engine was of 50 horsepower. It stopped in 1964 and was removed in 1987. Its twin is at the Forncett Industrial Steam Museum TM1694 : Gimson and Co. Water Pumping Beam Engine.

Description Chris A.
Snibston Discovery Park
Snibston discovery park is a science museum run by Leicestershire county council. The site is open most days and has exhibits relating to the counties industrial past, present and future. There are also areas relating to fashion and science. Museum is built on the site of Snibston colliery, a large building houses the exhibits. Outside is the remains of the colliery (c.1983) which is very authentic. Sadly the colliery is on the buildings at risk register. The country park beside is part of the old tip but is has been landscaped.
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Saturday, 12 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 November, 2011
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