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Report - Kew Bridge Steam Museum Tower London 8/4/07

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum in West London is a former pumping station that has been turned into a museum. It still contains most of the original victorian steam engines that pumped the water. Once a month the big beam engines are run and the tower is open.
The 200ft Tower contains a set of pipes that the beam engines pumped up to ensure they always had a load in case the water mains burst

More info on the Museum on their website: www.kbsm.org


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The 90" and 100" engine house with the tower behind (the size refers to the piston size of the engine)

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The way into the tower

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The start of the 260 odd steps to the top

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Inside the Tower

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And again

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And again

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And again

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Looking down - scary!

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Nearly at the top. Because the Tower gets narrower towards the top, the last few staircases go at odd angles

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Where you emerge at the top

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Ditto

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The view looking east. Highgate in the distance

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Looking into London

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Down river

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South-ish

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Up river towards Brentford
 

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