TQ3579 : Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe

taken 35 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe
Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe
This museum is in the former pump house for Marc Isambard Brunel's tunnel under the Thames - the world's first subaqueous tunnel.

This is not the original steam pumping engine but was relocated from a lock pumping station at HM Dockyard, Chatham. Built by J & G Rennie of London, probably in 1879, it remained at use until 1977, latterly on compressed air. It is a most unusual design of horizontal vee (or angle compound) with a vertical crankshaft driving down to a centrifugal pump. Sadly, it was decided that it didn't fit in here and it has now gone to Preston near Canterbury.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 April, 1984   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 October, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Marc Brunel 
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Machine 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3524 7987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.0957N 0:3.1771W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3524 7987
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