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The Water Works is a large waterworks located at Great Waterton.


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The Water Works consists of some large buildings which housed the steam pumping engines, as well as the standpipe tower which dwarfs all the buildings. Inside the waterworks, there have been two steam pumping engines with a large stationary boiler to provide steam pressure.

The standpipe tower has a huge iron pipe inside its structure; its purpose is to allow the steam pumping engines to pump the water up the standpipe and then, by gravity, the pressure inside the standpipe moves the water along with the water mains towards all the other towns. Once the waterworks closed the standpipe tower fell into disrepair, and it was a huge undertaking to restore the standpipe - especially as Thomas' trick on Stanley caused the trucks to crash into it. Now, the standpipe tower looks as good as new. Harvey is said to work here.



  • The waterworks is based upon the Kew Bridge Steam Museum in London, which is housed in a steam-driven pumping station, originally used for pumping clean water for all of London.
  • On Harvey's Ertl Collector Card, the Water Works are referred to as the Sodor Water Works. However, Ertl Harvey was released before The Great Discovery, so it's referring to a different Water Works.