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Accession number 2006.39
Object ID 2006.39.5.1509
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Power Supply Collection
Date 08/29/1902
Title [Power Supply Album 5: 74th Street Power Station]
Description Construction of the Manhattan Railway Company's 74th Street Power Station.

An apron on the side of the coal tower, used for disposal of coal ash from the powerhouse boilers, is shown. The apron was extended out to guide ash from storage bunkers within the tower as it was poured in to vessels for disposal. The apron rested against the outside of the coal tower when unused.

This photograph is stored in Power Supply Album 5 of 12 that documents the Manhattan Railway Company's electrification of its els.
People/ Corporations Manhattan Railway Company
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Coal
Conveying systems
Ash disposal
Storage facilities
Aprons
Towers
Substation/ Powerhouse 74th Street Powerhouse