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Author Topic: Tees Cottage Pumping Station  (Read 1631 times)
Alderman Simeon
Snr. Officer
United Kingdom United Kingdom

of Darlington, England

« on: July 08, 2007, 10:21:58 am »

Yesterday I visited the steam engine at Tees Cottage, near my home. It's open a few days each year. Lots of steam, shiny things; a good day.

More pics here

Contents under pressure.
Leyden jars not included.
May contain nuts and bolts.
The Professor
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 08:48:34 pm »

Looks lovely.

I had fun when I was at school, we go to do a history project on something in the area. I found out that there was a steam pumping engine in the area of Portsmouth (UK) known as Eastney. It was wonderful to see it steaming away on a few of the occasions that I visited it, to get more information. Hurrah for Victorian sewerage disposal.

Life is usually a self made maze, whose walls are fear and prejudice.
Professor Fzz
Zeppelin Admiral
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 09:39:05 pm »

Lovely pictures!  I guess at one time there were such pumping stations in most towns.  Fortunately a few have been preserved - if anyone is in the west London area, the Kew Bridge Steam Museum (the old water pumping station for most of west London) is also well worth a visit.

Say hello to the Transporter Bridge for me!  I lived in Billingham 'til I was 7, and have fond memories of making my dad take the long route to visit relatives, just so we could cross the bridge.  Even though it's a little late, the Transporter Bridge is definitely steampunk to me.


Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. -  Thomas H. Huxley
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