SK5806 : Abbey Pumping Station - Beam Engines

taken 9 years ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

Abbey Pumping Station - Beam Engines
Abbey Pumping Station - Beam Engines
Two governors for two beam engines (3 and 4). These rotate in sync with the flywheel and manage the steam flow into the cylinders to keep an even pace. The idea was adapted from wind and water mills by James Watt in 1788.
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Abbey Pumping Station - Leicester

Abbey Pumping station on corporation road is an ex sewage treatment works at Beaumont Leys. Opened in 1891 the grand Victorian building was designed by Stockdale Harrison (city architect in 1890) and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride. It continued pumping Leicester's sewage until 1964. Inside are four Gimson compound beam engines, all in working order.
Built here SK5904 : Vulcan Factory in the late 19th C.
The site, run my Leicester museums also houses science exhibits, several other steam and diesel engines, turbines and even a railway.

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Sunday, 4 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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