Greater Cincinnati Water Works
River Station
Cincinnati, OH

Host & tour guide: Lee Hite


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Engine Specifications:

Five, Vertical, Triple expansion steam engines
1000 HP each, 104 feet tall
Cylinders (HP/IP/LP): 29/54/82"
Boiler Pressure: 150 psig
Stroke: 96"
In operation 1906-1963
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Stand Pipe - to Ohio River

Construction Details
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Center part of an engine


Eccentrics & valve activation machinery

(Notice the bevel gear which drives the eccentric shaft has wooden teeth!)

Fly-Ball Governor



Piston rod

Pump & check valve assembly

Short video of pump floor, looking up