The Whale Gusher Titan pump which has been donated is part of an interactive exhibit in the railway gallery. This is a working model which shows how the vacuum created by the Whale pump sucks a railway carriage up an incline. There was a real example of this type of railway in Dalkey, near Dublin in the Victorian era.
Find out more about the Whale Gusher Titan manual bilge pump here.
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