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End of Coal at Kodak #934790
03/13/18 07:52 PM
03/13/18 07:52 PM
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Bristol,ny
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Power Plant switching to Gas

More and more common to see plants switching.

I remember one NYSEG plant that had a car tipper.

Like this

It would flip the rail car over to dump it.

Faster that way.



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Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: code_ceis] #934807
03/13/18 11:01 PM
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Quite the contraption.

Dumping taters......

Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: Uncle_Alvah] #934809
03/13/18 11:29 PM
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Is Goudy Station In Johnson still burning coal?

Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: Uncle_Alvah] #934815
03/14/18 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted By Uncle_Alvah
Is Goudy Station In Johnson still burning coal?



Not sure they fired it up after last flood.


"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

Do not be a Monday. No one likes Mondays.

Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: Uncle_Alvah] #934820
03/14/18 02:30 AM
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Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...
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Between a Rock and a Hard Plac...
Similar to landfill tippers



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Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: code_ceis] #934836
03/14/18 12:00 PM
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They use those "Truck Dumps" as they call'em here at the local paper mills, for unloading chip trucks.

Kinda impressive to stand near one in operation! Must teach the drivers some cab neatness discipline, I'd think!

J


er, somethin'....
Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: code_ceis] #935668
03/22/18 11:54 AM
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The size of Kodak Park is like 5 miles long and 2+ miles wide. There are hundreds of manufacturing buildings, so, Eastman decided he needed to generate his own power. The place is big enough that there was a generating station at either end of "The Park". The only way Kodak's power was cut off from a building is if it was an outlying building being sold off and the buyer didn't want to be connected to Kodak for its power. They usually decided to stay because it was cheaper. It was a city unto itself and was completely self-sustaining. The whole coal thing is dirty and a PITA, so, they're just buying buying gas from Rochester Gas and Electric. Sad.

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Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: kodak_jack] #935673
03/22/18 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted By kodak_jack
The size of Kodak Park is like 5 miles long and 2+ miles wide. There are hundreds of manufacturing buildings, so, Eastman decided he needed to generate his own power. The place is big enough that there was a generating station at either end of "The Park". The only way Kodak's power was cut off from a building is if it was an outlying building being sold off and the buyer didn't want to be connected to Kodak for its power. They usually decided to stay because it was cheaper. It was a city unto itself and was completely self-sustaining. The whole coal thing is dirty and a PITA, so, they're just buying buying gas from Rochester Gas and Electric. Sad.


No. I think the plants were sold to an energy outfit that is providing its own gas.

I worked on several buildings (29.30. 54) and the incinerator at the park.

And Gencor next door.

We were a outside contractor doing chemical containment
systems.

Interesting place to work.

What building did you work in?


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Re: End of Coal at Kodak [Re: kodak_jack] #935675
03/22/18 01:53 PM
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The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
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Is your screen name (here) based off a relationship with Kodak? smile


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