Hammels Wye Buildings

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nyandw
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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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Kelly&Kelly wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:47 pm
The substation contained two rotary converters and the world's biggest battery. It was not for rolling stock repairs, though it had a siding for power equipment where the mobile temporary substation car was often kept.
Are you referring to the portable substations?: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrmo ... ubstations

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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Yes. The siding also permitted machinery to be delivered to the substation.

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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The Hammel Substation: Image
Hammel substation #5 LIRR valuation 12/06/1918 Archive: Dave Morrison View appears south or southwest?

LIRR 3rd rail electrification Sub-station #5 had 6 Rotaries 1 2000 K.W. and 5 1000 K.W. an attended facility
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Substa ... ations.htm

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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The view is looking to the northeast, or Railroad west.

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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The view is looking to the northeast, or Railroad west. The Jamaica Bay trestle and east leg of the wye is behind the building. The battery room, containing the "world's biggest battery" is in the foreground and consisted of glass cells on each side of a center corridor.

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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Kelly&Kelly wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:23 pm
The view is looking to the northeast, or Railroad west. The Jamaica Bay trestle and east leg of the wye is behind the building. The battery room, containing the "world's biggest battery" is in the foreground and consisted of glass cells on each side of a center corridor.
Thank you... :-)

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Re: Hammels Wye Buildings

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Thank you all,
Building looks a bit different than the 1918 photo. Roll up doors where there were none, and I can see looking at the pic I snapped from the A, it says NYCT Stations - Hammels Wye Shop.

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