Sunday, January 13, 2013

Power Plant Curve - Harbor Belt - Wilmington, California

San Pedro bound coal train negotiates "Power Plant Curve" on the Harbor Belt in Wilmington , California - August 1986
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Harbor Power Plant construction photo from 1942.

1948 View, completion was delayed by war time shortages and availability of Hoover Dam power.

1949 photo of turbines that were brought online on July 5, 1949

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Google Maps view of the plant today. Three of the five stacks visible in the 1986 photo have been removed, possibly having to do with the conversion from oil to natural gas as fuel. Historic photos and information from Water Power and Associates website.

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