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Keeping the Avon half of the navigation well fed with water is a big task, and the summit of the canal is 40 feet (12 m) above any reliable source of water. Engineer John Rennie designed a steam-powered using a steam engine from Boulton and Watt. REstored by volunteers, it is now the oldest Watt beam engine in operation.
Lancashire Boiler
Lancashire Boiler
No. 1 Condenser Tank
Valves and Cylinder Head
Croften Pumping Station
The Launders
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