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Burnsville Natural Gas Pumping Station, Saratoga Avenue between Little Kanawha River & C&O, Burnsville, Braxton County, WV



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Piping In Left Foreground Carries Gas From Other Equitable Facilities That Is Being Pumped Along The Equitable System By The Burnsville Station.

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Item Title


Location
Saratoga Avenue between Little Kanawha River & C&O, Burnsville, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-33
Significance: As of 1984, this site was the last known example of a steam powered, natural gas pumping station in West Virginia. Built as an integral part of a natural gas transmission system designed to supply gas to the greater Pittsburgh area, the Burnsville station is an important example of steam powered technology used by the fossil fuel industry.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTH/NORTHEAST WITH PUMPHOUSE IN THE CENTER BACKGROUND. PIPING IN LEFT FOREGROUND CARRIES GAS FROM OTHER EQUITABLE FACILITIES THAT IS BEING PUMPED ALONG THE EQUITABLE SYSTEM BY THE BURNSVILLE STATION.
EXTERIOR VIEW OF BOILER HOUSE LOOKING NORTH.
EXTERIOR VIEW OF BOILER HOUSE LOOKING EAST.
EXTERIOR VIEW LOOKING WEST SHOWING “NEW” PUMPING STATION.
DETAIL VIEW OF UNIT #3 WITH HIGH PRESSURE STAGE COMPRESSOR IN LEFT FOREGROUND.
DETAIL VIEW OF STEAM CHEST FOR LOW PRESSURE STAGE ENGINE OF UNIT #3.
DETAIL VIEW OF OIL CONTAINER DESIGNED AS PART OF LUBRICATING SYSTEM FOR UNIT #3.


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