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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


24130028990_0ec7ccd712_b.jpgSubstation by Dmax, on Flickr


23809022743_73baecd33e_b.jpgCircuit breakers by Dmax, on Flickr


24435816735_30071fe664_b.jpg1920 by Dmax, on Flickr


23808531663_9102d1786b_b.jpgsynchroscope by Dmax, on Flickr


23808532013_2919143b35_b.jpgLight box by Dmax, on Flickr


23808532183_a6273b531b_b.jpgControl room by Dmax, on Flickr


24409117136_45366807cf_b.jpgControl Panel by Dmax, on Flickr


24344159851_9403cbc6a4_b.jpgSubstation by Dmax, on Flickr


23808256623_4f4c796dd5_b.jpgMetro  Vickers switch gear by Dmax, on Flickr


24325263862_7c77a48bd6_b.jpg22000 Volts 400 Amps by Dmax, on Flickr


24343078721_88669f9671_b.jpgMetro  Vickers by Dmax, on Flickr

 

 

 

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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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