Thursday, September 10, 2015
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.