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Richmond Power Plant, Philadelphia - Feb '18

Punk

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Owned and operated by Philadelphia Electric Company (now Exelon), the Port Richmond power generation station was built from 1919 to 1925. Designed by architect John T. Windrim and engineer W.C.L. Eglin, the coal-fired electrical generation plant was placed into service in 1925 and the station’s Neoclassical Revival design was used by the company to reflect permanence, stability, and responsibility. As designed, the station was to contain three distinct generating components; each component was to consist of a boiler house to produce steam, a turbine hall, and a switch gear building to control power distribution. At its peak, the Port Richmond station’s four huge steam turbines had a capacity of 600 megawatts.​

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This was the first mooch of a 3 week trip to the States.​

Philadelphia was a very interesting experience. Within 36 hours of arriving in Philly, I witnessed a racial gun incident, got pulled by the local law enforcement and saw a cop attacked with a firework. A week before I arrived the Eagles won their first Superbowl and the locals trashed the city in celebration. Interesting city, Philadelphia.​

Mooched around here with a guy from Montana and we enjoyed a few beers while walking around. Nice quiet explore, only interrupted when a scrappy followed us around briefly. I had been looking forward to this for months, and it was made better by the mist that had rolled in from the Delaware River.​

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DirtyJigsaw

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Seen pics from this place before, that control room is epic even in the state its in. Nice one

 

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Proper nice looking derp this, one of the US members posted this only about 6 months or so ago.

Couple of pics to be fixed there if you can please @Punk

 

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That's bangin mate. Looks epic this place. Did you use the manual upload function? Couple of pics not working and seems to be quite a few pics jumbled about at the bottom. Seem to remember that can happen with the uploader sometimes. When you try to delete pics it chucks them to the bottom of the page for some reason.

 

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I do love old school industry like this.  It kind of reminds me of the factory from the 1992 movie "Trespass" which kind of got me into this hobby when I saw it as a kid!  Looks like a really cool place and very nicely shot! 

 
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