The Crossness Pumping Station

A Cathedral on the Marsh


Here are some links to other historic engine sites-   

London Museum of Water & Steam has an impressive site. The Museum is housed in a magnificent 19th. Century Pumping Station and centres around the station's five world famous Cornish Beam Engines.

Ryhope Engines Museum near Sunderland is a former pumping station housing two compound rotative beam engines.Although the station no longer pumps water, the two 100 horsepower beam engines are kept in working order by volunteer members of the Ryhope Engines Trust, and "steamed" periodically for the benefit of their visitors.

Leawood Pump at Cromford in Derbyshire is powered by a Cornish type beam engine and is in steam several days a year.

Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum near Ely in Cambridgeshire has a collection of diesel engines used for fenland drainage.

Cambridge Museum of Technology is a preserved Victorian pumping station and working museum on the banks of the Cam in Cambridge. It houses a collection of steam, gas and electric powered pumping engines.

Claymills Pumping Engines Trust has four beam engines by Gimson of Leicester 1885, Five boilers Thompson 1936-37, Steam driven workshop, Forge and a 1930's dynamo house with early (1890's) Crompton dynamo driven by a Buxton and Thornley steam engine.

Kempton Great Engines has an the Engine House containing the two triple expansion steam engines and two steam turbines.

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum  formerly known as the Lea Valley Experience, the Pumphouse Museum is currently being transformed into London’s new steam and transport museum.

Markfield Beam Engine & Museum  is housed in its original Grade II listed Engine House in the former sewage treatment works for Tottenham which now forms part of Markfield Park

The Narrow Gauge Railway Project at Crossness is a blog which records progress on the restoration of "Woolwich", a steam engine which once worked at the Royal Arsenal site in Woolwich.