Tees Cottage Pump Station~June 2017~finale

Part 1 HERE.   Part 2 HERE

The building that the wheelhouse is in and the reservoir

Had to take some pictures of the waterpipes, they ebb and flow as the pump is working

Outside the building was parked a vintage car

and on the other side, a vintage steam engine

There was also a min railway you could ride on for a small fee, and this little chap waved at me when I took the picture

there was also a small TV crew wandering round sussing the place out,

Inside the engine rooms there were a lot of spinning and moving things

This was the big pump at work

This plate was on the side of the pump swinging left to right as the pump moved up and down

also some not moving things

After we’d seen everything, we stopped by the River Tees and I got a shot of the Pump Station nestled by the river

and that’s the end of my visit. Have to say the Ryhope Pump Station at Sunderland is more impressive, it has two pumps working in tandem, and seems more organised, but any pump station is photographically fine by me!

 

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  1. Love the pic of that vintage car, it’s amazing.

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    1. Cheers, there’s quite a few still about, see them at the classic car shows.

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      1. I remember being at Kielder last year and catching one by chance, i love ’em

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  2. I like those bubbling pipes outside.
    All nice shots though. They always are…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete 😊

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  3. So much vintage, I love it. Great shots.

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    1. Cheers Jay 🙂

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  4. Great picts fragg. and I am really enjoying your adventures of these neat places.

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    1. One day I’ll run out!

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      1. Hmm… I expect yer part of the world has so much history that you’ll be posting your adventure for many years to come fragg.

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  5. I liked the busy shot of the interior with the green dials and belts and scarred walls.

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    1. Thanks Cindy 🙂

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  6. It’s always a pleasure to visit “old” things that still work – such as this! The imagination and knowledge that went into this amazes me, just as much as the discoveries of today, or a thousand years ago. Running water is something we just assume we have had all along . . . like electricity and toothpicks, safety pins and paperclips. Great series.

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    1. Thanks Naomi, one day we might need all this old stuff!

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  7. More great pics – excellent to see everything still in working order (unlike the vast majority of things which I buy today will be when they are this old!).

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    1. The Victorians really knew how to do industrial stuff, cheers Sarah

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  8. I must say, you really go on some fun trips and sight seeing days, Fraggle. I’m really jealous, haha.

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    1. It’s a photography thing V~man 😀

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      1. And what gorgeous photography you capture. You truly are a fabulous artist.

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  9. great to see some classic cool stuff 🙂

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    1. Cheers Joshi 🙂

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  10. I enjoy your trips so Much Fraggy. Your photos make me feel like I’m there with you:)!!!!

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  11. What a fun place. That tiny train is hilarious!!

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    1. I know, the kiddy enjoyed it though, and his Dad!

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  12. Looks like a fun day out with some good camera fodder.

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    1. Well half a day anyway, cheers!

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  13. These are gorgeous shots!!! You are so talented and awesome!😎📸😁

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    1. lol I’ve just found loads of your comments in my spam folder! SOrry, wasn’t ignoring you xx

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