Thursday, September 10, 2015

Steam Engine

The first thing you see when you enter the High Level Pumping Station, which I showed you yesterday, is this wonderful old steam engine. It is a vertical triple-expansion steam engine built by John Inglis of Toronto in 1909 and there were stairs beside it which led you down to the pipe gallery below where the water was pumped. This engine and all of the other historic engines in the building were in immaculate shape and there were a lot of very proud City of Toronto people around, such as these 2 men, explaining things to all the visitors. I've always wondered what was inside the building and wasn't disappointed. More pics to come for a few days.

23 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

So wonderful!

Andrew said...

Very much my cup of tea. I wish we had more time in Toronto.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like seeing, photographing and learning about this sort of thing. Wonderful, RedPat!

Karl Demetz said...

I love to watch old engines !

Birdman said...

It's 'steamy' enough here with our stretch of hazy, hot and humid 90s. Is there AC in there?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Old machinery was so much more impressive than the sleek, time saving equipment these days.. darn efficiency :)

Sharon Anck said...

That is a very impressive looking machine!

llandudnopictures said...

It looks in great condition, and it's always useful to have someone on hand to explain how things operate!

Karen said...

Very impressive for it's time.

Lowell said...

I remember seeing something very similar in an old pumping station in Gainesville, Florida. Very interesting!

Gosia k said...

impressive steam

William Kendall said...

It's impressive machinery. Seeing things like this is what makes Doors Open so worthwhile.

Cloudia said...

thrills me, really, P








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Lois said...

How fascinating!

Michelle said...

Impressive!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

To me, it seems to have a futuristic look.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shot and info on this old pumping station.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat.

Halcyon said...

These works of engineering are pretty amazing!

VP said...

I am sure I am going to like this place...

Taken For Granted said...

You know I love old machinery, and this is as good as it gets. Too bad the steam engine wasn't running. Fine series of photos. Toronto should be proud of it's heritage.

Laura. M said...

In a shopping center, we saw working :))

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wow that's fantastic, there are two near us unfortunately they are not open to the public, I believe anyway that all the original workings have been replaced...