TG3406 : Waddon Pumping Engine No. 2

taken 6 years ago, near to Buckenham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Waddon Pumping Engine No. 2
Waddon Pumping Engine No. 2
From Waddon Pumping Station in Croydon. Last waterworks in Britain to have a reciprocating steam engine in commercial operation (1982). The older No.1 engine went to Kew Bridge in 1984.

The Waddon engine was built by James Simpson & Company in Pimlico in 1910.
It's a cross compound engine, run on compressed air.
Strumpshaw Steam Collection
The strumpshaw collection is an undercover array or portable, stationary traction steam engines. Through years of collecting the strumpshaw, like the Thursford collection has grown into a museum. Every year a steam fair is run.
Inside the museum are many traction engines, a large beam engine, diesel pumps and even a railway locomotive.
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Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
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