Weighing in at 1,400 tons these 104 feet high
triple expansion crank and flywheel water pumping steam engines are the largest
ever built. At 1,000 HP they are
not the most powerful as smaller engines with larger horsepower were used at
Main Station in Cincinnati and elsewhere in the world. The four engines reside at the
Greater Cincinnati Water Works where we invite you to take a tour and explore a
state-of-the-art, high volume, and high quality water pumping system for a
growing community in the early 1900s. We present this site as an effort to
preserve an important part of our industrial heritage that has contributed to
the success of making us who we are today.
You can view additional historical videos from the
Greater Cincinnati Water Works website
Possibly no other department of the City of
Cincinnati possesses a more interesting history than the Water Works.
Triple Steam is a tribute to the men and women that have contributed to the
successful effort by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works to provide a reliable,
high volume and high quality water supply for the Greater Cincinnati area. The
success of their effort continues today.