SaladKing and C. Enzo definitely got the scoop on 19th century turbines, so I was pretty thrilled when they offered to show me some nearby. Now I had a hunch the two of them were going to kill me and throw my dead body in the tail-race for a joke, but as it turns out, they're real good guys and they know their stuff. I owe a big thanks to both of them for showing me around.
1. Our first stop was an old office area.
2. Cubicle by the fire
3. We moved on to the basement and immediately there's this sound of rushing water, like you can feel it pounding the air and there's this mist that just feels so cool and damp. We go down a little further and then we see it, the broken turbine housing spraying hundreds, maybe thousands of gallons of water into the room.
4. Pretty tempting to just cool off for a minute in the spray.
5. A giant dynamo was connected to the drive shaft.
6. I'm still not entirely sure what this is. I'm hoping either SaladKing or C. Enzo can fill in the details when they post their pictures. Really cool piece of equipment though and I've been told, perhaps one of only two still in existence.
7. Its dark down here.
8. A lonely flight of stairs lead down to the tail race tunnel. A perfect opportunity for a gruesome prank.
9. But luckily there was light at the end of the tunnel for me.
10. Back upstairs we explored the rest of this amazing factory.
11. A very old staircase
12. And one last look. What a beast!
Thanks for looking!