Steam, CTS, is a joint volunteer effort of current and retired
employees of the
Greater Cincinnati Water Works and
have done this site to preserve an important part of our industrial heritage that
has significantly contributed to the success of making us who we are
Steam is also a tribute to the men and women that have contributed to
the effort by the Greater Cincinnati Water Works to provide a
reliable, high volume and high quality water supply for the Greater
Cincinnati area. The success of their effort continues today.
A special thank you
to Ed Kispert, an employee of GCWW, who filmed these engines in the
1950's using 8 mm B&W film. If anyone else has film or pictures of
these engines they would like to share with CTS & GCWW, please drop
We would like to include as much history as possible.
We do not
necessarily assume that you know all the aspects of steam powered
engines and large water pumps. Where appropriate we have added
additional details in an effort to assist your understanding of the
principles and terminology used for an operation of this size.
We have made every
effort to respect copyrights and if you spot something we missed
please immediately let us know so we can correct the issue.
Certain copyrighted images and writings have
graciously been provided to this website by their owner, the City of
Cincinnati and its Greater Cincinnati Water Works. These protected
works have been marked with the word “Copyright” or symbol “©”.
You may not copy, excerpt or otherwise use these images and written
materials without the specific written consent of the Director of
the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, or the Director’s designee.
Pictures marked with "©GCWW
or GCWW" are Copyright © Greater Cincinnati