SJ4912 : Coleham Head Pumping Station - unseen details

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

Coleham Head Pumping Station - unseen details
Coleham Head Pumping Station - unseen details
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 view is under the engine half of one engine looking up towards the main driving floor level. Centre bottom the blue paint marks the top of the plunger pump operated from the engine half of the beam two floors above. Connected to the top of the plunger is the red beam that goes through the wall to the right to operate the air and circulating pumps for the condensing circuit. The shaft near the top operates the valve gear. The gearing on the left is the governor drive. The red eccentric just right of centre operated the high-pressure main slide valve. The eccentric and rod to the right operated a now missing boiler feed pump.

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 particular corner requires a bit of a scramble over the plumbing and was a special treat for a fellow enthusiast.
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SJ4912, 1475 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury 
Former (from Tags)
Sewage Pumping Station 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machinery 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.2745N 2:44.7961W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1214
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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