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Power Supply Album 10: No 1420-74 St Power Station looking North

Manhattan Railway Co. 74th Street Power Station
Photograph documents the construction of the Manhattan Railway Company's 74th Street Power Station. Exterior view of coal tower and coal conveyor bridge. A crane was used to hoist coal off barges on the river in to the coal tower. Coal then traveled on a conveyer system across the bridge to large bins in the top level of the powerhouse. From the bins the coal was dispersed through chutes to the furnaces below. This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 10 (picture no. 1420) of 12 that documents the Manhattan Railway Company's electrification of its elevated trains.
Alternate Title Manhattan Power Station and Coal Conveyor (editor's title)
Source New York Transit Museum
Coverage Spatial, Manhattan, New York City; Temporal, 1902
Rights New York Transit Museum
Date Created 1902-06-05
Resource Type
Extent 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Manhattan, New York City, NY
Image Type Industrial landscape
Comments Transferred from NYCT, Department of Subways, RS & MOW, Division of Electrical Power Operations, Courtesy of Robert Lobenstein
Collection Power Supply Collection
Image ID Box 10, 2006.39.10.1420
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