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
Coleham Head was opened in 1901 to pump Shrewsbury's sewage to a sewage farm. Two Woolf compound beam pumping engines ran on steam until November 1970. They are now preserved and can be again run on steam, although no longer pumping. The pumps now run dry. Each engine operated two plunger pumps and could pump 1.2 million gallons/day. This is one of the crank half pumps and is clearly seen by looking over the railings around the crank end of the engine. The engine half pump is hidden below the floor between the cylinders and the columns supporting the entablature.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury 
Former (from Tags)
Sewage Pumping Station 
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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Beam Engines 

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