Home to four of the world's largest steam engines and an ASCE National Landmark and AWWA Landmark


Many documents, people and organizations have contributed to the information on this web site. We want to thank and recognize everyone for their valuable contribution. If we have missed someone, please let us know. email

Technical content and pictures. Larry Moster (Assistant Superintendent and Tour Guide), Paul Kraus (Principle Engineer).

A Conversational History of Greater Cincinnati Water Works. 1788 through 2001. by: William F. Reeves, Jr. and many other documents.

We are most grateful to Ed Kispert, an employee of GCWW who filmed these engines in the 1950's using 8mm B&W film.

If anyone else has film or pictures of these engines they would like to share with GCWW, please drop us an e-mail. We certainly would like to include as much history as possible.

Leland Hite (Lee). research, pictures, filming, web site, tour guide and museum docent.
Judge Raymond Drake Thank you for assistance in identifying steam rollers.

The Morgan Engineering Systems, Alliance, Ohio
A special thank you to Doris Mercer, personal secretary to Mr. W. H. Morgan, Jr., an employee of Morgan Crane for 65+ years still working 6/days/week. Supplied information about the circular traveling radial hoisting crane and the original order placed in 1901.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Credit for pictures and documentation.

Cincinnati Historical Society Library

at The Cincinnati Museum Center

Credit for photographs.


Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati,
Credit for pictures
Greater Cincinnati Memory Project
Credit for pictures.


Northern Kentucky Views
Credit for pictures.




Cincinnati Views, Don Prout
Credit for many pictures.


Kempton Steam Museum, London, UK
Credit for the use of their Triple Expansion Animation

Ohio News Portsmouth

Credit for pictures.
Dr. Robert T. Rhode
Assistance in identifying steam engines, steam rollers and a variety other machinery.

Credit for pictures.


Jack Miller, Retired steel erector and practicing Blacksmith, advice on rivet failure. 937-393-2653


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