New Britain Water Works Four-Cylinder

Model:32E14
Serial:
Bore:14"
Stroke:17"
Cylinders:4
Horsepower:300
RPM:300
Current Owner:Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association
Current Location:Colchester, Connecticut
Current Condition:Operational

Engine History

The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association operates the Zagray Farm Museum, which owns a Fairbanks-Morse 32E14 that powered a water pump at the New Britain Water Works.

This engine and another (the three-cylinder model here) were installed in 1938 and ran alternators that powered water pumps for fire control. They operated continuously until shortly after WWII. They were removed in 2004 during a renovation of the facility, and are now part of the museum collection. The museum plans to put the four-cylinder model back in operation as a demonstration in the near future.