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Double-Compound Steam Engine "Sierra Nevada", Seaplane Anchorage, Terminal Island, Los Angeles County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Seaplane Anchorage vicinity, Terminal Island, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-24
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 demolished
Significance: A presently rare example of an engine representing, in general, an important stage in steam engineering and, specifically, a form of engine once widely used for ferryboat propulsion.

Subjects
Railroad Companies
Ferries
Steam Engines


Related Names
Moore & Scott Iron Works
Los Angeles District U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Western Pacific Railroad
Jeffrey, Edward T.
Gilmore, Larry, Historian
Kappes, Nicholas William, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SIDE VIEW WITH GENERATOR AND PUMPS
2. SIDE VIEW DETAIL
3. SIDE VIEW CYLINDERS, WATER EXHAUST, AND CONNECTING RODS
4. OVERALL VIEW MOTOR, GENERATORS, AND PUMPS
5. QUARTER VIEW WITH PROP SHAFT
6. END VIEW OPPOSITE
7. STEVENSON LINK ATTACHMENT POINTS
8. GENERATORS, OPPOSING END VIEWS, GOVERNOR SHOWN
9. VALVE GEAR
10. MAINFRAME, CYLINDER SUPPORT, AND CONNECTING ROD
11. CYLINDER SUPPORT AND MAINFRAME DETAIL
12. CONNECTING ROD ATTACHMENT POINT AND THRUST BEARING
13. TURNING GEAR
14. CRANKSHAFT WITH CONNECTING ROD AND BEARING CAP
15. DOUBLE ACTING CYLINDER PUMP (POSSIBLY BILGE)


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