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Giant Grasshopper, Birkenhead

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Shore Road Pumping Station, Hamilton St, Birkenhead, CH41 6DJ


The home of the Giant Grasshopper engine a working example of the giant steam pumps built in the 1870s and used to clear water from the Mersey Railway Tunnel with engine and pump made by Andrew Barclay, Sons and Co

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