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Report - Dalton Pumping Station - October 2011.

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by jST, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. jST

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    Dalton Pumping Station

    Visited with Clough.

    Rode the A19 oop North to check out this Victorian Industrial wonderment on a lovely, bright Autumn morning.

    The pumping station was built in around 1870 to provide a water supply for the surrounding area. It adopted a "Cornish beam" steam pump set up, so named after the steam pumps used in Cornish mines to remove water from the workings.

    The pumping station was de-commissioned in 1946 after mine workings at the nearby Murton Colliery destabilised the ground resulting in the removal of the chimney stack from atop the tower.

    Fast forward 50 years and the buildings are now under private ownership, with unfilled plans to turn them into a bar/restaurant.

    Spent a good couple of hours here, the scale of the machinery is unreal, they knew how to make a proper engine did them Victorians.

    Some pics:


    Ground Floor & Basement level.



    First floor.



    Going up...

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    To the top floor where the rocker beams of the huge Cornish Beam engine are mounted.



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    Apologies for the amount of Peectures.


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