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Report - Pigeon House (Poolbeg) Power Station (Dublin, Dec, 2017)

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
We usually spend new year in Eire so took the opportunity to revisit the old Pigeon House power station in Dublin, having had a brief look round the previous year. True_British_Metal did a nice post on this Nov 2016 - see his effort for some history and better shots, particularly of the control room. Although the boilers and turbines have long gone what’s left is good for several hours of pottering around - the place was developed in stages, so there is a bit of everything from the architectural point of view. Visited with junior and a young non-member. Pictures go roughly in the order in which rooms were visited.

1_Poolbeg_screen_shot.jpg



2_hall.jpg



3_tower.jpg



4_runway.jpg



5_turbinehall.jpg



6_room2.jpg



7_twostairs.jpg


Dark in here - trying to take pictures with a small torch in one hand and a camera in the other doesn’t really work.

8_control1.jpg



9_control2.jpg



10_control3.jpg



11_curvedoutside.jpg



12_signs.jpg


I’d be interested to know what went on in here and the rooms with white tiled cubicles close by - some sort of switching/combining operation?

13_insulators.jpg



14_cubicles.jpg



15_redpeely.jpg



16_woodshelves.jpg



17_longroom.jpg



18_longroom2.jpg



19_longhole.jpg



20_motor.jpg


By this stage the troops were beginning to get bored and couldn’t be coaxed into interesting tunnels deep in the bowels…so we called it a day and headed out.

21_stairs4.jpg



22_chimneys.jpg



23_onthewayout.jpg
 

Speed

Got Epic?
Staff member
Moderator
#2
Wow thats the best report on this place ive seen. For starters why have i never seen a photo of the Hopkinson gauge sitting there still! Sometimes forgetting about the arty shots and just using flash etc. shows a place in a much better light. No pun intended!

The tiled bays are probably for the switch-gear and that sort of thing. It was all oil cooled so paid to be able to clean around it i guess.
 

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#3
Wow thats the best report on this place ive seen. For starters why have i never seen a photo of the Hopkinson gauge sitting there still! Sometimes forgetting about the arty shots and just using flash etc. shows a place in a much better light. No pun intended!

The tiled bays are probably for the switch-gear and that sort of thing. It was all oil cooled so paid to be able to clean around it i guess.
Thanks. Its good value this one - we've been twice and still haven't seen it all.