SJ4912 : Coleham Head Pumping Station - sewage pump

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

Coleham Head Pumping Station - sewage pump
Coleham Head Pumping Station - sewage pump
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. This shows the crank half sewage pump on one of the two beam engines. The suction pipe is on the left and connects to the pump body on the right. The discharge is out of sight to the right. The pump is a single acting plunger pump The diagonal rod was part of the mechanism allowing the load to be taken off the engines for starting.

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 area is as far as visitors are ordinarily allowed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Former (from Tags)
Sewage Pumping Station 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pump 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4964 1213 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.2691N 2:44.8049W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4964 1213
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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