TQ1878 : Kew Bridge Pumping Station - the 90" Cornish engine

taken 15 years ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Kew Bridge Pumping Station - the 90" Cornish engine
Kew Bridge Pumping Station - the 90" Cornish engine
The 'Grand Junction' 90" engine built in 1846 by Sandys Carne & Vivian of Hayle. This was the first engine built especially in Cornwall for waterworks duty and was then the world's biggest waterworks engine. This magnificent machine has a cylinder 90" bore x 132" stroke, the beam weighs 32 tons and it pumped 6.4 million gallons per day at 4.5 strokes per minute. It was returned to steam in 1976 and was initially very sprightly but has since been adjusted so that it makes the power stroke more slowly.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 March, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1880 7805 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.3357N 0:17.4179W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1880 7805
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Steam Engine  Steam Engine (Preserved)  Stationary Steam Engine  Water Pumping Station  Museum 

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