SJ3289 : Giant Grasshopper at Birkenhead

taken 10 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Giant Grasshopper at Birkenhead
Giant Grasshopper at Birkenhead
This building is officially known as the Shore Road Pumping Station and was built in the 1870s to pump out water from the Mersey Railway tunnel. The centrepiece is a huge steam engine known as the 'Giant Grasshopper'. It is now run by electricity, for show. It is open to the public at weekends. Behind the front wall is a 1901 street scene. See LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for details.
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SJ3289, 349 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 March, 2007
Category
Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 327 892 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.7359N 3:0.7679W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 327 892
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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