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Old March 14th 19, 09:10 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 16:31:58 on Thu, 14 Mar
2019, Basil Jet remarked:

Is any canal fed by pumping?
The Kennet and Avon is probably the most well known, but there are
others:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/caring-for-our-heritage/
heritage-team-blog/heritage-team/pumping-stations


Thanks. What I meant to ask was were any canals planned to use pumps,
as opposed to having pumps retro-fitted when water supply disappointed.


From wikipedia, re K&A:

"The canal opened in 1810 after 16 years of construction. Major
structures included the Dundas and Avoncliff aqueducts, the Bruce Tunnel
under Savernake Forest, and the pumping stations at Claverton and
Crofton, needed to overcome water supply problems."


Presumably the pumps were steam-powered?