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Folsom Powerhouse, Adjacent to American River, Folsom, Sacramento County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB132341
View Of Folsom Powerhouse, Showing Forebay And Bridge, With New Road In Foreground

HB132342
View Of Forebay, Folsom Powerhouse, Showing Four Main Turbine/penstock Gates And Two Sand Gates On The Right

HB132343
Alternate View Of Forebay, Folsom Powerhouse

HB132344
Detail View Of Forebay, Folsom Powerhouse, Showing Gates 1 And 3 With Smaller Gates To Exciter Generators

HB132345
Detail View Of Forebay Showing Gate 4, Sand Pit Spillway Gates With Float Brackets On Wall

HB132346
View Of Lift Mechanism For Small Turbine Gates

HB132347
View Of Lift Mechanism, Gate 3

HB132348
View Of Lift Mechanism, Gate 2, And Small Turbine Gates

HB132349
View Of Top Of Dam, Showing Forebay, Lift Mechanisms, Powerhouse Roof, And Position Indicating Bracket And Cable

HB132350
View Of Powerhouse From Top Of Dam

HB132351
View Of North Face Of Powerhouse And Blacksmith Shop From Top Of Dam

HB132352
View Of Transformers And Oil Switches Circuit Breakers From Top Of Dam

HB132353
View Of Oil Switches And North Sand Gate Discharge Flume

HB132354
Alternate View Of Oil Switches And Transformer Isolating Switches (power Distribution Structures)

HB132355
View Of Oil Switches And The End Of The North Sand Gate Discharge Flume

HB132356
View Of Bridge Over North Sand Gate Discharge Flume And Powerhouse (two-part Panorama View With Ca-66-15)

HB132357
Close-up View Of Discharge Openings From North Sand Gates Into Flume And Dam Construction

HB132358
View Of Penstock Shed, North Elevation Of Powerhouse, Transformers, And Hydraulic Pumphouse

HB132359
Alternate View Of Penstock Shed, North Elevation Of Powerhouse, Transformers, And Hydraulic Pumphouse, Including Hydraulic Oil Tank

HB132360
View Of Entrance Road To Powerhouse

HB132361
View Of Transformers And Oil Switches From Powerhouse Entrance

HB132362
Interior View Of Powerhouse, Looking North

HB132363
View Of Generator No

HB132364
View Of Nameplate, Generator No

HB132365
View Of Tailrace Exciter Generator Motor For Lower Powerhouse And Double Wall Phone Booth

HB132366
View Of Powerhouse Control Panel With Operator's Desk, Showing Exciter Generators In Foreground

HB132367
Detail View Of Control Panel Direct Current, Folsom Powerhouse

HB132368
View Of Segment Of Control Panel With Oil Filled Switch And Oil-filled, Water-cooled Step-up Transformer

HB132369
View Of Oil Switch And Three Water-cooled Step-up Transformers

HB132370
View Of No

HB132371
View Of No

HB132372
Detail View Of No

HB132373
View Of Nameplate, No

HB132374
View Of Nameplate, No

HB132375
View Of No

HB132376
View Of Penstocks And Turbines For Exciter Generators

HB132377
View Of No

HB132378
View Of Penstock No

HB132379
Detail View Of Governor Gears In Turbine No

HB132380
View Of Governor Gears And Weights On Turbbine No

HB132381
View Of West Of Elevation Of Powerhouse

HB132382
View Of West Elevation Of Powerhouse And Overgrown Tailrace Channel

HB132383
View Of South Elevation Of Powerhouse And Parts/equipment Storage Shed

HB132384
View From Forebay, Showing Southeast Corner Of Powerhouse, With Path To Lower Powerhouse In Background

HB132385
View Of East Elevation, Lower Powerhouse

HB132386
View Of North Elevation, Lower Powerhouse, Showing Piers For Former Bridge Across Main Discharge Channel

HB132387
View Of Lower Powerhouse With Gate Lift Mechnism

HB132388
View Of Lower Powerhouse With Turbine Entrance

HB132389
Alternate View Of Lower Powerhouse With Turbine Entrance

HB132390
View Of Channel And Gates, Lower Powerhouse

HB132391
Detail View Of Gates And Lift Mechanisms, Lower Powerhouse

HB132392
View Of Lower Powerhouse Generator And Rope Sheave

HB132393
View Of Lower Powerhouse Turbine Housing And Rope Pulley Wheel (rope Sheave)

HB132394
View Of Office, Blacksmith Shop And Garage

HB132395
View Of Office, Blacksmith Shop, And Powerhouse

HB132396
Interior View Of Blacksmith Shop, Showing Drill Press And Forge

HB132397
Interior View Of Blacksmith Shop, Showing Lathe And Grinder

HB132398
View Of American River, Showing Remains Of Old Folsom Dam, Headgates And Canal

HB132399
Alternate View Of Canal Headgates, With Folsom Dam In Background

HB132400
View From Same Location Of Folsom Prison Powerhouse

HB132401
View From Prison Powerhouse

HB132402
Alternate View Of Prison Powerhouse

HB132403
View Showing Northeast Corner Of Prison Powerhouse

HB132404
View Showing Southwest Corner Of Prison Powerhouse

HB132405
View Of Overgrown Remains Of Former Canal

HB132406
View Showing Remains Of Headgates And Canal

HB132407
View Of Headgates And Canal Wall

HB132408
View Of Headgates

HB132409
View Showing Top Of Headgates, Lift Mechanism And Pump House

HB132410
View Of Headgates Pump And Electric Motor

HB132411
Detail View Of Headgates Lift Mechanism, Showing Sand Gates In Background

HB132412
View Of Canal Wall, Looking South Towards Prison From Top Of Headgates

HB132413
View Of Canal Wall And Dam Remains From Top Of Headgates

HB132414
View Of Headgates


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Item Title


Location
Adjacent to American River, Folsom vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-66
National Register Number: 73000426

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF FOLSOM POWERHOUSE, SHOWING FOREBAY AND BRIDGE, WITH NEW ROAD IN FOREGROUND
2. VIEW OF FOREBAY, FOLSOM POWERHOUSE, SHOWING FOUR MAIN TURBINE/PENSTOCK GATES AND TWO SAND GATES ON THE RIGHT
3. ALTERNATE VIEW OF FOREBAY, FOLSOM POWERHOUSE
4. DETAIL VIEW OF FOREBAY, FOLSOM POWERHOUSE, SHOWING GATES 1 AND 3 WITH SMALLER GATES TO EXCITER GENERATORS
5. DETAIL VIEW OF FOREBAY SHOWING GATE 4, SAND PIT SPILLWAY GATES WITH FLOAT BRACKETS ON WALL
6. VIEW OF LIFT MECHANISM FOR SMALL TURBINE GATES
7. VIEW OF LIFT MECHANISM, GATE 3
8. VIEW OF LIFT MECHANISM, GATE 2, AND SMALL TURBINE GATES
9. VIEW OF TOP OF DAM, SHOWING FOREBAY, LIFT MECHANISMS, POWERHOUSE ROOF, AND POSITION INDICATING BRACKET AND CABLE
10. VIEW OF POWERHOUSE FROM TOP OF DAM
11. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF POWERHOUSE AND BLACKSMITH SHOP FROM TOP OF DAM
12. VIEW OF TRANSFORMERS AND OIL SWITCHES CIRCUIT BREAKERS FROM TOP OF DAM
13. VIEW OF OIL SWITCHES AND NORTH SAND GATE DISCHARGE FLUME
14. ALTERNATE VIEW OF OIL SWITCHES AND TRANSFORMER ISOLATING SWITCHES (POWER DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURES)
15. VIEW OF OIL SWITCHES AND THE END OF THE NORTH SAND GATE DISCHARGE FLUME
16. VIEW OF BRIDGE OVER NORTH SAND GATE DISCHARGE FLUME AND POWERHOUSE (Two-part panorama view with CA-66-15)
17. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF DISCHARGE OPENINGS FROM NORTH SAND GATES INTO FLUME AND DAM CONSTRUCTION
18. VIEW OF PENSTOCK SHED, NORTH ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE, TRANSFORMERS, AND HYDRAULIC PUMPHOUSE
19. ALTERNATE VIEW OF PENSTOCK SHED, NORTH ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE, TRANSFORMERS, AND HYDRAULIC PUMPHOUSE, INCLUDING HYDRAULIC OIL TANK
20. VIEW OF ENTRANCE ROAD TO POWERHOUSE
21. VIEW OF TRANSFORMERS AND OIL SWITCHES FROM POWERHOUSE ENTRANCE
22. INTERIOR VIEW OF POWERHOUSE, LOOKING NORTH
23. VIEW OF GENERATOR NO. 4
24. VIEW OF NAMEPLATE, GENERATOR NO. 4
25. VIEW OF TAILRACE EXCITER GENERATOR MOTOR FOR LOWER POWERHOUSE AND DOUBLE WALL PHONE BOOTH
26. VIEW OF POWERHOUSE CONTROL PANEL WITH OPERATOR'S DESK, SHOWING EXCITER GENERATORS IN FOREGROUND
27. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROL PANEL DIRECT CURRENT, FOLSOM POWERHOUSE
28. VIEW OF SEGMENT OF CONTROL PANEL WITH OIL FILLED SWITCH AND OIL-FILLED, WATER-COOLED STEP-UP TRANSFORMER
29. VIEW OF OIL SWITCH AND THREE WATER-COOLED STEP-UP TRANSFORMERS
30. VIEW OF NO. 3 GOVERNOR
31. VIEW OF NO. 2 GOVERNOR
32. DETAIL VIEW OF NO. 2 GOVERNOR
33. VIEW OF NAMEPLATE, NO. 2 GOVERNOR
34. VIEW OF NAMEPLATE, NO. 2 EXCITER GENERATOR
35. VIEW OF NO. 1 EXCITER GENERATOR
36. VIEW OF PENSTOCKS AND TURBINES FOR EXCITER GENERATORS
37. VIEW OF NO. 2 PENSTOCK WITH TURBINE INLET CONTROL SHAFT AND COUNTER BALANCE WEIGHTS (GOVERNOR EQUIPMENT)
38. VIEW OF PENSTOCK NO. 4, 3, 2 FROM ENTRANCE TO PENSTOCK SHED
39. DETAIL VIEW OF GOVERNOR GEARS IN TURBINE NO. 4
40. VIEW OF GOVERNOR GEARS AND WEIGHTS ON TURBBINE NO. 3
41. VIEW OF WEST OF ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE
42. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE AND OVERGROWN TAILRACE CHANNEL
43. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE AND PARTS/EQUIPMENT STORAGE SHED
44. VIEW FROM FOREBAY, SHOWING SOUTHEAST CORNER OF POWERHOUSE, WITH PATH TO LOWER POWERHOUSE IN BACKGROUND
45. VIEW OF EAST ELEVATION, LOWER POWERHOUSE
46. VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, LOWER POWERHOUSE, SHOWING PIERS FOR FORMER BRIDGE ACROSS MAIN DISCHARGE CHANNEL
47. VIEW OF LOWER POWERHOUSE WITH GATE LIFT MECHNISM. AMERICAN RIVER IS IN BACKGROUND
48. VIEW OF LOWER POWERHOUSE WITH TURBINE ENTRANCE
49. ALTERNATE VIEW OF LOWER POWERHOUSE WITH TURBINE ENTRANCE
50. VIEW OF CHANNEL AND GATES, LOWER POWERHOUSE
51. DETAIL VIEW OF GATES AND LIFT MECHANISMS, LOWER POWERHOUSE
52. VIEW OF LOWER POWERHOUSE GENERATOR AND ROPE SHEAVE
53. VIEW OF LOWER POWERHOUSE TURBINE HOUSING AND ROPE PULLEY WHEEL (ROPE SHEAVE)
54. VIEW OF OFFICE, BLACKSMITH SHOP AND GARAGE
55. VIEW OF OFFICE, BLACKSMITH SHOP, AND POWERHOUSE
56. INTERIOR VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP, SHOWING DRILL PRESS AND FORGE
57. INTERIOR VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP, SHOWING LATHE AND GRINDER
58. VIEW OF AMERICAN RIVER, SHOWING REMAINS OF OLD FOLSOM DAM, HEADGATES AND CANAL. NEW FOLSOM DAM IS IN THE BACKGROUND
59. ALTERNATE VIEW OF CANAL HEADGATES, WITH FOLSOM DAM IN BACKGROUND
60. VIEW FROM SAME LOCATION OF FOLSOM PRISON POWERHOUSE. STONE WALL IS REMAINS OF POWERHOUSE CANAL
61. VIEW FROM PRISON POWERHOUSE
62. ALTERNATE VIEW OF PRISON POWERHOUSE
63. VIEW SHOWING NORTHEAST CORNER OF PRISON POWERHOUSE
64. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PRISON POWERHOUSE
65. VIEW OF OVERGROWN REMAINS OF FORMER CANAL. HEADGATES ARE IN DISTANCE
66. VIEW SHOWING REMAINS OF HEADGATES AND CANAL
67. VIEW OF HEADGATES AND CANAL WALL
68. VIEW OF HEADGATES
69. VIEW SHOWING TOP OF HEADGATES, LIFT MECHANISM AND PUMP HOUSE
70. VIEW OF HEADGATES PUMP AND ELECTRIC MOTOR
71. DETAIL VIEW OF HEADGATES LIFT MECHANISM, SHOWING SAND GATES IN BACKGROUND
72. VIEW OF CANAL WALL, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS PRISON FROM TOP OF HEADGATES
73. VIEW OF CANAL WALL AND DAM REMAINS FROM TOP OF HEADGATES
74. VIEW OF HEADGATES


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