Unique 1849 Graham & Co. beam engine pumps water from the River Derwent into the Cromford Canal. Steam supplied by two locomotive style boilers built by the Midland Railway around 1900.
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Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service / Leawood Pumphouse Group
High Peak Junction Cromford Derbyshire DE4 5HW
In steam: 12-13 Apr; 9-10 May; 7 Jun; 5 Jul; 2, 30-31 Aug; 19-20 Sep; 10-11 Oct. Static: 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug 1200-1630.
By Bus: Trans Peak, 140
By Rail: Cromford / 0.75 miles
Experience the power of this great steam engine. The heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as tons of water are pumped from the River Derwent to the Cromford Canal.
Look out for Birdswood the traditional narrowboat, which is horse drawn on these dates. Directions: Park at High Peak Junction car park, signed from Cromford, or enjoy a pleasant walk of just over a mile along the Canal from Cromford Wharf.
Charges: FREE but donations are gratefully received.
Parking charges apply.