SK2625 : Overhead Crane at Claymills Pumping Station

taken 5 months ago, near to Stretton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Overhead Crane at Claymills Pumping Station
Overhead Crane at Claymills Pumping Station
An overhead crane on rails at the top of the CD engine house at Claymills. The crane is entirely operated using manual crank handles.

Note that the safe working load for the crane depends on whether chain or wire rope is being used.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Claymills Pumping Station is a former steam-powered, sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, now restored as a museum and visitor attraction. It was built between 1884 and 1886 and used to pump sewage caused by the brewing industry in Burton-upon-Trent to the sewage farm at Egginton. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1038427 LinkExternal link ); one of only three pumping stations of this size and completeness to survive in England.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Indoor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 262 259 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.7993N 1:36.6834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 262 258
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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