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Uploaded 18-Apr-17
Taken 31-Mar-17
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Keywords:CLASS 66, FREIGHT TRAINS, RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY, UK MODERN RAILWAYS, WARWICKSHIRE RAILWAY LINES
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Dimensions7360 x 4140
Original file size3.02 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-Mar-17 15:55
Date modified18-Apr-17 09:33
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)50 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.4
Exposure1/800 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
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The Victorian Vetetian Gothic style Water Pumping house which was built along with Shustoke resevoir circa1860's for the then Water Deptment of the City Of Birmingham. It started work in 1883 and was designed to pump six million gallons of water to the city per day. It was put on standby in 1908 as the Elan Valley system came on line to supply Birmingham. It supplied water for Coventry for a time but now supplies Nuneaton Bedworth and Atherstone. It was awarded a grade II listed building status in March 1982 and now is part of the Severn Trent Water Authority's Water treatment works at Nether Whitacre. It is said to have originally housed two James Watt beam engines which have of course been removed one of which was moved to the Science Museum in Birmingham for display. All that remains of the original pumping equipment are two clocks the rest was replaced with modern equipment. The Severn Trent Works site was extended in 1977 and houses more up to date treatment facilities.