Working Worthington Gas Compressor Engines

A reader shares Worthington gas compressor engines from the past housed in an Oklahoma pumping station.

| August/September 2019

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A line of Worthington horizontal double-acting compressor engines at the Natural Gas Pipeline Co. pumping station in Balko, Oklahoma, in the 1980s.

Although modern turbines started to replace large gas engines as power units in natural gas pumping stations decades ago, the legacy of gas engines as motivators in industry continues to express itself.

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A build plate from one of the Worthington engines at Station 102.

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the main engine room at Station 101 in Hooker, Oklahoma.



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A Cooper-Bessemer auxiliary engine at Station 102.

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A pair of Ingersoll Rand V8 engines at Station 101.



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