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The Hydraulic Engine House, Curzon Street

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master brummie
In a recent thread the Hydraulic House was mentioned, the building can be seen in this view of 1972 showing the Curzon Street Parcels Yard.

It was a different skyline in those days. The former Co op Factory in Belmont Row is also visible on the right top....

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The hydraulics powered the capstans that enabled waggons to be turned on the waggon turntables as this image shows

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Railway waggons were moved from siding to siding in this fashion.

Whether the archeologist have any interest in this aspect of history will remain to be seen, but the current actions of the contractors seen more intent on burying history rather than investigating it.
 
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