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Water Works Wheel & Boiler


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Large wheel, governor and piping at the old McNeill Pumping Station in Shreveport Louisiana.

The McNeill pumping station is a turn-of-the-century (the LAST century, that is) water works that was the last known steam-powered municipal water treatment plant in operation in the United States when it’s steam engines were finally retired in 1980.

Photographic-based with extensive hand-editing. Upon visiting, you may see a ‘cleaner’ background and more of the electrical conversion equi9pment – I left one small piece 😉

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Here is the ‘stylized’ boiler including a hint of the stars shining through to recall a missing roof due to fire in the past. Note the detailed accents and ‘artistic license’ used to create a dramatic image to bring interest into a space.