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Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine

1903


The Belliss and Morcom Steam Engine represents several steam engines used in the 1903 generating station.

A steam engine is an external combustion heat engine that makes use of the heat energy that exists in steam and converting it to mechanical energy.

Steam engines were used as the prime movers in pumping stations, locomotives, steam ships, traction engines, steam lorries and other road vehicles. They were essential to the Industrial Revolution and saw widespread commercial use driving machinery in factories and mills.

Most steam engines have been superseded by internal combustion engines and electrical motors. However, steam turbines, which are technically a type of steam engine, are still widely used for generating electricity.

 

 

Nameplate from side of Engine End view of Generator

See Animation of steam plant


Author: ephf

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is a non-profit society dedicated to preserving the history of electric power in the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta, for the education and entertainment of current and future generations.

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2021

We are happy to announce that with the easing of Covid restrictions, the Edmonton Power Historical Foundation museum will be open to the public for the first time since March 2020! On August 21, 2021 the Leduc West Antique Society will open it's gates to the public for the fall Tractor Pull, and on September 17 & 18 LWAS will be hosting the Lesco Distributors Pro Show n' Shine for Semi Trucks. The EPHF museum will be open for both these events, so come on out and visit us!

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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