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1948 - installed 1902, flywheel generators, driven by vertical reciprocating steam engines, make electric power

VETERANS OF POWER

CD 1963041 E&MP 21.029

Electric Generators

1948

Installed by Westinghouse in 1902, these flywheel generators, driven by vertical reciprocating steam engines, are still making electric power in the power plant of the Pennsylvania Railroad's station at Pittsburgh, Pa.

They were recently supplemented by a 500,000-watt turbine generator unit which takes exhaust steam from the existing engines and uses it at a pressure on only two pounds per square inch. 

Original Caption by Science Service
Westinghouse



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