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Home to the world's largest triple-expansion steam pumping engine. Housed in a magnificent 1927 Art Deco building preserved as a steam heritage site, the Great Triple can be seen in action on monthly steaming weekends.
Kempton's magnificent 1927 engine house houses a pair of 1,000-ton triple-expansion steam pumping engines, one of which is now the largest working example in the world. Restored by volunteers over a 10-year period, it now steams one weekend a month from March-June and from Sept-Nov. Also on site are two steam turbines and a rare working mercury arc rectifier. The building has been preserved as a heritage site, exactly as it was when it pumped millions of gallons of water a day to North London until it closed in 1980. The narrow-gauge railway operates every Sunday except December, plus steaming weekends. Special events include car shows, model railway exhibitions and much more. Guided tours always available plus a Guest Driver Experience for anyone wanting to have a go a running the Triple. Refreshments include home-made cakes and savouries.
|Operator:||The Kempton Great Engines Trust|
|Address:||Kempton Park Water Treatment Works|
Middlesex TW13 7ND
01932 765 328
|Open days:||Tue & Thu (not Dec) for viewing – no steam 1030-1600. Narrow-gauge railway Sun and steaming weekends: 18-19 Mar, 22-23 Apr; 20-21 May, 17-18 Jun, 23-24 Sep, 21-22 Oct; 18-19 Nov. London Open House: 16-17 Sep (no steam).|
|By Bus:||H25 and 290|
|By Rail:||Kempton Park / 800 yards|
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This entry was last updated on 14th February 2017