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Negative - Melbourne, Victoria, circa 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 004404

Description Of Content:
Interior of Victorian Railways electric power station at Spencer Street which supplied power for electric lighting in Spencer Street Station and railway yards and the Victorian Railways administration building. Shows four Parsons 150kW turbo-alternator sets installed in 1898, which supplied D.C. power for electric lighting through Ferranti rectifiers.
Two workers are standing with a hand on the steam inlet valve of the front two units. Photograph probably taken during installation as only the front turbine appears to have a steam inlet pipe connected.

This was the earliest known installation of steam turbines in Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Russell Deal, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: electrical equipment, power stations, power workers, winches
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Electric Power - Generation
Tertiary Classification: power stations
Organisations Depicted: Victorian Railways (VR); Spencer Street Railway Power Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1898


john stirling Posted on 06 Sep 2014 10:46 AM
the only thing that was turbines and 4 off was 4 x 6MW alternators that were added in 1927. Otherwise the date might be correct and it's another power station.

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