Located at Cobdogla in the Riverland of South Australia, the Irrigation & Steam Museum is a popular place for steam engine enthusiasts as well as being a fun and educational experience for children and their families.
The Museum has special operating days with working exhibits and train rides.
A special feature at the museum is the WORLD'S only Humphrey Pump in working order, although following an OH&S incident, the pump is currently not being operated.
Watch This Space.
The recommission the Humphrey Pump is getting closer.
The work on the pump itself has been completed and it has been run several times for testing and training purposes with good results.
However, another gremlin has shown its ugly head in that we have discovered a water leak in one of the gas producers. As a result, we have stripped the gas producer down to discover the head is beyond repair. Components for a new head have been ordered and the new head is being built by SA Water.
We are hoping the gremlins will be satisfied at last with this repair and we can apply for an operating permit soon.
Please confirm the operating status of the Humphrey Pump before traveling to Cobdogla.