At the Severn Tunnel pumping station
This picture, taken by Dad at Sudbrooke pumping station, is of part of one of the six massive Cornish steam engines which kept the railway tunnel under the Severn estuary free of the water from a a natural spring which could fill the tunnel in under half an hour. These magnificent engines were dismantled when electric pumps replaced them, although two earlier engines manufactured by Harvey of Hayle, survive. The electric pumps were installed in 1961. It must have been fascinating to see these engines working!
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