CD 1963023 E&MP 21.003
September 26, 1947
This turbine-generator stator, which soon will help produce electric power for a New England utility, is so large and heavy that it will require special routing to its destination.
Now en route to Everett, Mass., it will take a week to complete the normally six-hour trip from the General Electric plant at Schenectady, N.Y. Two legs of its trip will be by rail, and a third by water.
The special car is transporting the stator over the [sic] Delware and Hudson and the Erie Railroads from Schenectady to an open pier at Weehawken, N.J. At that point the stator will be lifted by a large floating derrick, loaded aboard the deck of the derrick and towed to the Navy Yard dock at Charlestown, Mass.
During the water part of the stators journey the special railroad car will be moved empty, via rail, from Weehawken to Charlestown, where the stator will be reloaded for the trip to Everett via the Boston & Maine Railroad.
Original Caption by Science Service