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Crossness steam pumping museum reopening
Crossness steam pumping museum reopening

Crossness steam pumping museum reopening

The Victorian steam pumping museum at Crossness in southeast London has confirmed its reopening details, and tickets are now on sale.

Apr
19
2021
Help complete a narrow gauge railway for South London
Help complete a narrow gauge railway for South London

Help complete a narrow gauge railway for South London

A few years ago a dream was announced, to create a narrow gauge railway in South London for visitors to the Victorian steam engines at Crossness.

Dec
12
2019
Ride a new “steam train” in South London
Ride a new “steam train” in South London

Ride a new “steam train” in South London

South London's newest steam train will start to carry its first passengers from next week.

Jul
15
2019
Tickets Alert: A light, smoke and sound display at Crossness
Tickets Alert: A light, smoke and sound display at Crossness

Tickets Alert: A light, smoke and sound display at Crossness

The Victorian sewage pumping station at Crossness is to get a very modern art installation next month -- for just three days.

Jul
01
2019
Crossness – a Victorian “Cathedral of Sewage” reopens this weekend
Crossness – a Victorian “Cathedral of Sewage” reopens this weekend

Crossness – a Victorian “Cathedral of Sewage” reopens this weekend

One of Victorian engineering's great marvels - the steam powered sewage pumping station at Crossness reopens to the public on Sunday.

Mar
30
2019
Steam train for South-East London secures funding
Steam train for South-East London secures funding

Steam train for South-East London secures funding

A steam train service is coming to South-East London after the organisers secured the necessary funding to complete a new railway line.

Mar
05
2019
Crossness Pumping Station saved — reopens in 2019
Crossness Pumping Station saved — reopens in 2019

Crossness Pumping Station saved — reopens in 2019

The magnificent Victorian pumping station at Crossness that had to close suddenly earlier this year has secured its future after raising nearly £500,000.

Dec
22
2018
Support a new steam railway for South-East London
Support a new steam railway for South-East London

Support a new steam railway for South-East London

A new narrow gauge steam railway is being built in South-East London to bring visitors on a scenic trip to the Victorian pumping station at Crossness.

Dec
19
2018
New light railway approved for South-East London
New light railway approved for South-East London

New light railway approved for South-East London

A new heritage railway has been granted planning permission, and could make visits to the Crossness steam pumping museum a lot more convenient.

Mar
11
2017
A new heritage railway for South-East London
A new heritage railway for South-East London

A new heritage railway for South-East London

There could be a new heritage railway built in South-East London, if plans by the Crossness steam pumping station are realised.

Oct
04
2016
Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station
Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Regular users of Victoria mainline train station may have noticed the presence of a tall brick chimney on the western side of the train tracks next to the river and maybe pondered its function. It is indeed a chimney –

Sep
19
2011

Visiting the Markfield Beam Engine

After a few years of restoration work, a Victorian steam pumping station was brought back into life late last year, and today was one of the periodic steaming days where the engine is powered up and surrounded by wreaths of

Apr
05
2010

Crossness on The Victorians

Over the past few weeks, my Sunday evenings have been delighted by the presence of Jeremy Paxman presenting a TV series on The Victorians, looking at the history of that era through the art it inspired. Wonderful stuff and more

Mar
09
2009