SJ4912 : Coleham Head pumping Station - air vessel

taken 1 year ago, near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

Coleham Head pumping Station - air vessel
Coleham Head pumping Station - air vessel
This is Shrewsbury's sewage pumping station and was opened in 1901 with steam pumps. It now uses electric pumps and the steam engines are preserved and their pumps run dry. The two discharge mains join together bottom centre and run away from the photographer and pass via a large air vessel on their way to the sewage farm. The tender document stated that the air vessel was to be charged by a Westinghouse steam compressor but there is now no sign of that arrangement.

The preservation Trust has only recently started allowing guided tours of part of the basement. These add to the enjoyment of this splendid site. This is the view greeting the visitor as they descend the steps into the basement.
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SJ4912, 1475 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machinery 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury 
Former (from Tags)
Sewage Pumping Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1213 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.2691N 2:44.7960W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1213
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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