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Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum-Humphrey Pump & Steam Train

04 Jan - 27 Dec 2014

Situated on Park Terrace in Cobdogla, the Museum is well sign posted from the Sturt Highway.

The Home of Australia’s ‘Big Thumper’ Humphrey Pump at the Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum. The world’s only working Humphrey Pump has been caringly restored and is demonstrated along with steam & diesel locomotives, steam traction or ploughing engines, oil engines, tractors and machinery from the early development era of the Irrigation Areas.

The spectacular Humphrey Pump, which is correctly described as a four stroke internal combustion pump, has been likened to a giant water cannon. Each outward stroke (2 per cycle) of the pump dumps some 6 tons of water into the delivery channel for a total of 1.25 million gallons (5,682,500 litres) per hour.

Dates:
Steam & IC Engines Open Days
March 9th, April 20th,June 8th, July 6th, October 6th 2014 – Open 9.00am – 4.00pm

Twilight Diesel Train
Jan 4th,11th,18th,25th, Nov 1st, Dec 20th & Dec 27th 2014 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Diesel Train Rides
26th Jan, 9th Feb,11th May,7th Sept, 9th Nov 2014 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Event Venue: Cobdogla Irrigation & Steam Museum
Park Terrace Cobdogla 5346
Event Times: Gates open 9am exhibits start from 11am. Diesek Twilight Trains 7pm-9pm.
Website: http://www.barmeratourism.com.au
Contact: Helen
Address: Barwell Avenue Barmera SA 5345
Telephone: 08 8588 2289
Fax: 08 8588 2777
Email: info@barmeratourism.com.au


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