Hydro-electric power station

Two posts, from two visits with different content.

Trevallyn Power Station was built 1955, and replaced Duck Reach. It's managed by Hydro Tasmania. A few years back, the state-owned HEC was broken up into 3 companies: the Hydro, who generate the power; Transend, who transmit it, and Aurora, who deal with the consumer side.

Window
Trevallyn Lake & dam is on the South Esk river, just up from the gorge. The water comes down a combination of tunnel & pipe to the power station, where it's divided into four streams.

Control

First, the 1950s style control room. Mostly replaced now by a couple of PCs.

The next stop is right down on the turbine floor

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Hydro-electric power station

Two posts, from two visits with different content.

Trevallyn Power Station was built 1955, and replaced Duck Reach. It's managed by Hydro Tasmania. A few years back, the state-owned HEC was broken up into 3 companies: the Hydro, who generate the power; Transend, who transmit it, and Aurora, who deal with the consumer side.

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This is the Exciter floor. The two generators at the back are originals. The fore two have been replaced and I think recently refurbished. Just the front one was operating at the time.

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Mail van

From Chums, 4 January 1893


OK maybe there is a bit more to it. So, here is A Run with the Mail Van:

The Western Mail is one of the most remarkable trains in this country. It leaves Paddington station each evening at nine o’clock, and goes its way to the Land’s End like a great feeding machine, supplying in its transit nearly every western town with letters. It was with this train that I was to journey, and at half-past eight o’clock I found myself in Paddington Station, chatting with Mr. King, the superintendent of the two mail vans, the general custos rotulorum, and the especial guardian of all the important documents and parcels which go from London by this mail. The whole scene was then very busy. The terminus glowed with dozens of fine huge electric lights, porters were bawling, passengers were hurrying, luggage was being hurled here and there, a great express locomotive was being backed against the night express, and all was confusion, bustle, and method.

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