SRS Blog > Dogdyke pumping station

Published 17th October 2009

If you're in our area, Dogdyke Pumping Station is a remote cottage with brick engine shed next door, housing a Bradley & Craven external-condenser beam engine installed in 1856 which has been there ever since, which pumped water out of the Fens until the 1940s when it was replaced with a magnificent 7XRH Ruston & Hornsby diesel installed in the shed next door - still part of the Water Authority's strategic standby and maintained in absolutely immaculate order by some very talented volunteers. Well worth a visit, it's open once a month, their website gives the steaming dates.