Victorian Steam Power – Steam Powered Pumping Stations DVD, Part 1




Victorian Steam Power, Steam Powered Pumping Stations.

The power of steam driven beam engines explained and the tasks they were used for described by the experts and enthusiasts who operate and maintain these facilities.

Steam Powered Pumping Stations, Part One is the first in a short series about mainly Victorian pumping stations that performed various tasks utilising beam engines that are still operational under steam today.

The experts and enthusiasts who maintain and run these stations are our guide through these reminders of our past, telling us what they were for, how they work and explaining what there is to see now.

The story of steam powered pumping stations still working in the 21st Century.

A view of the steam powered infrastructure behind the lives of those who lived and worked in Britain in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Discover the story behind why these buildings, engines, boilers and pumps were put in place.

What were they for, how did they work, what is a beam engine and how did they work, how is a coal fired boiler operated?

In this programme each of the locations is explained and demonstrated by those enthusiasts and volunteers who know them best, those who restore, maintain and run these stations.

Featuring: Dogdyke, Crofton, Papplewick and Claymills.

With over a hundred minutes of information and footage about this part of our working heritage.

Approx. 100 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Avalon Video Productions.