Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Penstock Load At Dam

Photograph by the Bureau of Reclamation

This 18 foot penstock section is being lowered downgrade to the dam from the fabrication plant at Electric City. Note this type of locomotive, a Shay, which featured reduction gearing, is particularly suited to steep grades, slow operations, and heavy loads. The round object on the top of the penstock segment is a manhole cover. These access points are still used inside the galleries of the dam. What will become the upriver side of the dam is seen in the background.

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