Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine.
This remarkable engine was built by Wood Brothers, of Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, between 1886 and 1888. It was commissioned on the 12th July 1888. It saw continuous duty from that time to around 1905, when it was relegated to standby duty for storm water pumping.
The engine is a rotary beam engine believed to be the last engine produced by Wood Bros., and the only surviving eight column engine in situ. The twin cylinders are capable of being harnessed in serial or compound modes and have an advanced ‘cut-off’ valve gear.
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2019-08-26 12:30 2019-08-26 12:30 Europe/London Open day at a Victorian steam pump Semi-regular days where they fire up a Victorian steam engine. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/08/26/open-day-at-a-victorian-steam-pump-196708 Markfield Beam Engine and Museum,Markfield Road,London,
Markfield Beam Engine and Museum,