Buffalo's Hidden treasure are the Holly Steam Pumps at the Col. Ward Pumping Station. Built in 1914 by the Holly Manufacturing Company, Buffalo N.Y. They still exist today in their original configuration complete and intact. The five engines each stand 60 feet tall and weigh in at 1100 tons apiece and were capable of pumping up to 30,000,000 million gallons per day.
In the early 1900's steam pumps delivered water to the city of Buffalo. They were eventually replaced by smaller, but very powerful electric pumps, which are still in use. These mammoth steam pumps still sit along side their smaller replacements, and have attracted attention from pump and steam engine enthusiasts.
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