1,625 Comments for Eagle River Power Station

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Fantastic! Wonderful gallery. I never wanted it to end. I know its been posted for quite a while, but.....THANK YOU, Motts ! ! ! !
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eldokid - The pneumatic tube technology is still alive and well.....almost every hospital in which I worked used the pneumatic tube system to transport specimens from the patient floors down to the laboratories. I've also seen it in use at some hardware stores - can't remember if it is Home Depot or Lowe's - but one of the chains use it. Also, a lot of banks use it to conduct transaction between cars in the drive-through and the tellers inside the bank.
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It looks like someone is going to be back at work any moment...notice the yellow hardhat still lying on the control panel ledge? Maybe just stepped out for a cup of coffee.
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I saw this post long ago and am back again today looking at it again. I actually have thought about this place for many years. Not sure why I'm drawn to it. I find myself saying (to myself) If I had a time machine I'd go back in time to say when a band laid down tracks for classic songs just to experience it. Same goes for this post, I'd like to go back to when this place was first in operation, here the sounds, the smells and the feeling people working here must have had in the early part of the last century, of harnesssing this kind of power and creating electricity. For some reason I always see me being here at night. Weird.
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You nailed it, the place was like an industrial mega-church with impossibly high ceilings I could only dream about... it was truly fantastic.
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What a great picture. It's like being there in solitude, in a great church of the industrial age. That place is glorious in decay.
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this is an awesome picture
Small generators. Used to work on home generators back in the day and that's exactly what they looked like.
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frequency meter indicated the hz out put, generators have to be run up to speed and synchronised with the grid nominal 60hz
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hv switch gear uses battery operated trip and closing coils usually 110v
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look like signal generators for zellwegger
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That 'trapdoor' by his left foot is how someone would go down behind the clock that you photographed, to reset it. But when it was time to put the clock ahead or back, we would sometimes get a new guy to go ask the shift superintendent for a safety harness and lanyard, telling him we would have to hang him down from the overhead crane hook to move the hour hand.
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You're looking at the World's largest single shaft turbine generator in 1941. And it ran continuously throughout WW2.
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I like the idea of you not using the real name of this place. I worked at 'Eagle River' Generating Station from 1968 to 1985, when it was retired. Great photos. You've shown equipment and locations at the station that I haven't seen before on the internet. Be safe.