Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


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Housed in an impressive 19th century public works building are two walking beam steam engines.  They were installed as a water pump station for Ontario.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to get an overall photo of the engines as they are installed compactly in the building.  These pumps were beautifully restored in 1998 and one engine operates with outside power.

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Brief Video Overview


Engine Specifications:

Two, Vertical, Double expansion, walking beam steam engines
    HP 24" dia, 6' stroke
    LP 48" dia, 8' stroke
Speed: 15 rpm
Pressure: 30 psi originally, raised to 70 psi in 1892
Weight 70 tons, 45 feet tall
Operated 1859-1938