2011

TQ3580 : London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station - machinery

taken 13 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, England

London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station - machinery
London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station - machinery
This is one of the post war (WWII) constant speed electrically driven pumps that replaced steam power. There is an AC motor on the left with reduction drive to the three throw pumps that pumped water to 750 psi for distribution to customers. Built by the Hydraulic Engineering Company of Chester and London. This is a rare sight indeed and is now in a cafe. The station closed as recently as 1976.

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Geographical Context: Energy infrastructure Historic sites and artefacts Place: London other tags: Pumping Station Hydraulic Power Machinery Wapping Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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TQ3580, 723 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Chris Allen   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3531 8052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4451N 0:3.1017W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3531 8052
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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