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Old Oak Common substation 16/01

Dmax

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I met up with Always Sneaky and off we went to have a look at this old building :)
Built around 1912 and used right up until the mid 1980s when it was used as a supply feed before being fully decommissioned in the 1990s. The main intake was from Acton Lane that fed two 22000 volt circuits at 400 amps, this feed Originally came from a power station at Park Royal but this power station ceased generating in the 1950's, I'm not sure where the substation took its supply from after that. The 22kV switch room, which is the Western most building still has all the gear in place and its all Metro Vickers kit but it looks like it wont be there for much longer as I'm sorry to say this substation is now being stripped, all the copper has been pulled and most of the panel fittings are now gone Carillion Rail are the Principal Contractor on site and Morrison Rail Services are acting as sub-contractors so its very busy here right now. here's some pictures

Substation by Dmax, on Flickr

Circuit breakers by Dmax, on Flickr

1920 by Dmax, on Flickr

synchroscope by Dmax, on Flickr

Light box by Dmax, on Flickr

Control room by Dmax, on Flickr

Control Panel by Dmax, on Flickr

Substation by Dmax, on Flickr

Metro  Vickers switch gear by Dmax, on Flickr

22000 Volts 400 Amps by Dmax, on Flickr

Metro  Vickers by Dmax, on Flickr

 
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That's a well nice find mate, good work getting down there before it's all gone (y)  

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Some lovely old switchgear there.

 

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Thanks for taking the time to comment everyone , yeah this place is very nice you don't get to see much Metrovic gear now days , if I could have lifted one of those switches I would have taken it home that's for sure :)

 
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