NEW For increased guests’ safety
the tour no longer includes
a set-down presentation about Old River Station.
Instead, the information is now on YouTube,
and we ask you watch it prior to attending.
View it here: Part-3 (Station
Age 18 and up. No exceptions. Location: 5651 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45228
Tour Brochure Here
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.
the GCWW Museum and
tour of the water treatment facility?
Learn more from published articles below:
Also, an amazing model
builder, Chris Rueby, has built a working model for the engines used at our Main
Station, the Buffalo Waterworks, and other locations. Watch the video
Tours are conducted by volunteers Lee Hite and Larry
Moster. Tours and the website are an
all volunteer effort and we do appreciate donations that fund this effort. 100% of all donations are
allocated to displays and enhancing the tour experience. There are no administrative costs.
Donations are via PayPal™ below.
Thank you in advance.