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This fantastic Victorian pumping station has been restored, and you can now see the old beam engines working under steam again. A fascinating place!


 
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  The main engine hall - four beam engines.   One engine was in steam and running beautifully.  
 
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  The beam floor - classic Victorian engineering.   Lovely detailing in the building.  
 
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  Everything painted up and lined out.   Aerial view of two of the four flywheels, plus the control dials.  
 
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  There were other exhibits too - old buses,   An old delivery van,  
 
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  A nice old steam-roller,   And a narrow-gauge railway running round the site.