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Photos from Coolspring, October 19, 2006


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Old 11-02-2006, 11:27:17 PM
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300 HP Miller in the Nate Lillibridge Building:




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Are there any other photos of this generator unit? I'd like to know the make and model of the generator itself and see a photo of the commutator section.



The above photo is linked from Robert's Coolspring page.

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Hey, thats me with the video camera. Small world. Thanks for the pics, Drew
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Wonderful photos !!!!

Thank you for posting them

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Are there any other photos of this generator unit? I'd like to know the make and model of the generator itself and see a photo of the commutator section.

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Harry, the photos I posted are the only ones I have from this trip, and the Nate Lillibridge building is new since the last time I visited. I'm pretty sure the power for the incandescent lamps in the building was coming from that rig.

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Default Re: Photos from Coolspring, October 19, 2006

GREAT photos! Thanks for the excellent pictorial.

Does anyone know anything about that huge single-cylinder engine bedplate and crankshaft? It appears to have almost a 5 1/2 foot stroke!
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Default Re: Photos from Coolspring, October 19, 2006

Nice photos. I do have some short videos from coolspring. Here is a video of the 300 hp Miller.
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3va5TjLvec
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Your photos really show what the place is like- I had no idea it was all set up like that.

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Here is a close up photo for you.
http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...285&p=74977036

Edit: Epson won't let you hotlink to their photos, but I got the link properties and saw it anyway. Thank you!
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Nice photos. I do have some short videos from coolspring. Here is a video of the 300 hp Miller.
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3va5TjLvec
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Tom,
I don't know how we didn't run into each other that day! My dad can be seen in your video when you pan over to the right and I was there with him. I guess we were too mesmerized by the mechanical symphony in front of us!

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Thanks so much for the pics. Looks like they have made good progress since I was there in October of 2005. Joe
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I don't know how we didn't run into each other that day! My dad can be seen in your video when you pan over to the right and I was there with him. I guess we were too mesmerized by the mechanical symphony in front of us!

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I know Mike you probably saw me then ran the other way! Just kidding (I hope).
You are right about being Mesmerized they have some Cool engines there.
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Robert, unquestionably, this is the best Coolsprings presentation I've ever seen! Thank you!

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Thanks, all, for the compliments on the photos. I'm glad you enjoyed them. I sure enjoyed being there; Coolspring is one of America's greatest engineering history treasures, and I'm very grateful to John Wilcox and Paul Harvey and all the volunteers and contributors for creating and maintaining the museum.
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Robert, THANKS for posting the pics. I've been wanting to go since I heard about Coolspring on Smokstak, now I have to go and it's all your falt.
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Here are a couple of more photos of the lighting plant in the Nate Lillybridge (Miller) building. The engine powering the lighting system is a Foos. The moden flourescent lighing was turned off when these photos were taken.

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Robert, what camera/tripod combination did you use for the indoor pictures?

I've checked out your Web site and am very impressed with all aspects of your photography. Your B&W photos from years ago look as if they could have been taken by Ansel Adams. Their quality is outstanding.

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Orrin, you flatter me. But thanks, anyway. By the way, if you like stunning black and white photography that documents the American scene, the built environment, and technology (locomotives, steamships, bridges, etc.), you should check out any of the several beautiful books by David Plowden. In my estimation he's absolutely the best living black & white documentarian, and the books' production quality fully does justice to his craftsmanship.

I shot the Coolspring photos with a Nikon D70 and the kit lens, Nikkor 18-70mm DX.

The tripod is a pricey little rascal, Gitzo G1098 Basalt. It's very light, which is why I bought it; sometimes my picture-taking requires hours of walking at tractor & engine shows and in urban environments, and I have some physical limitations as to the amount of gear I can lug around for extended periods. The Gitzo collapses small enough to fit in my backpack and it's surprisingly sturdy and stable for its light weight.

Since I bought the D70, I've given up 35mm film photography. I still have some medium-format (120 roll-film) cameras that I use when I'm feeling obsessive and willing to take the time, though (2 twin-lens Rolleiflexes from the 1950s, and a Mamiya 7).

My site will continue to grow as I find time to scan my older negatives and slides.
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Just going back through some photos, I realized that when I re-disorganized my web site (an ongoing process), I broke most of the links from external sites. It probably won't be the last time that will happen.

Here's a restored link to my Coolspring photos from 2006. The photo is a link; click on it to access the full set on my web site:


I was at Coolspring briefly for the 2011 Fall Swap Meet, but the weather was cold and wet and I'm not quite so hardy as I used to be. I gave it up for warmer weather; I hope I can work it into my plans for next June.
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Default Re: Photos from Coolspring, October 19, 2006

thanks robert

there have been a lot of changes in the past few years. the snow is getting closer. Paul is looking at a very large electric generating station, all complete and working. i hope it comes to coolspring.
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