Generator Loads

Generator Loads

The following photos were taken by John Bartly at the Port of Albany during 1997 and 2000. They are from the collection of Greg Ajamian. These photos are used here with the permission of both John and Greg.

The following pictures of two 12 axle LNAL flat cars were taken by Paul Lanyi. These two cars are delivering generators for the new Enron power plant at Pittsburg, CA. The are used with his permission.

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The following photos are copyrighted by Steven Foster, who posted them to Steven took these photos at the Port of Houston.

The following pictures were taken by Richard Louderback. The are used with his permission. These photos are from my collection.

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The following photos are copyrighted by George Elwood, and are from his great web site. The photo of this car, LNAL 50041 - (UP logo on car) with turbine for Edgewater Steel in Oakmont, PA was taken on 2-28-00. It is from the Robert Shook Collection

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The following photo was taken by Russell Underwood, in Newport News, VA, on March 9, 1996. It is used here with Russell's permission.


The following two photos are from site.


September 26, 1947

A piece of electric apparatus weighing approximately 185 tons, heaviest ever to be shipped in one piece from a General Electric plant, is shown here being loaded aboard a special railroad car for shipment from Schenectady, N.Y., to a New Jersey utility's power-generation station. This unit is the [turbine] generator stator of a 100,000-kilowatt turbine-generator set, which soon will produce enough power to meet the requirements of a city of 200,000 population.

The heaviest piece of electric apparatus ever to be shipped out of any General Electric plant is en route to a New Jersey utility’s power-generation station. The piece is a stator, or stationary external generator case, carrying the core and windings for a 100,000-kilowatt turbine-generator set. Capable of providing the electric power needs of a city of approximately 200,000 persons, this turbine-generator has the greatest generating capacity of any 3600-rpm machine yet produced, according to engineers. The stator alone weighs 369,500 pounds, with blocking, and, loaded on the railroad car, measures 17 feet, one inch high above the rail, and has an extreme width of 12 feet, seven inches.

The car used to carry this load is one of the few in the country equipped with eight axles, permitting the handling of up to 200 tons weight. The extreme weight and dimensions of the stator required its receiving special handling between Schenectady and its destination. At a point the railroad track had to be depressed five inches for a distance of 200 feet to permit clearance under a bridge. Movement is being confined to daylight hours. Traffic is being cleared from adjacent tracks, and a special switching movement is necessitated to avoid movement over a bridge of insufficient capacity. Six days transit time, instead of the normal two, is being required.


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 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.