Building containing Stretham Old Engine the preserved coal powered steam fen drainage pump in Stretham Ely Cambridge East Anglia

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Building containing Stretham Old Engine the preserved coal powered steam fen drainage pump in Stretham Ely Cambridge East Anglia
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One of only three drainage steam powerd engines used to drain the fens to surive, Stretham Old Engin built in 1831 used a quarter of a ton of coal an hour that was diliverad by barge. Steam driven pumps replased wind thousands of wind driven pumps.