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Exclusive- MTA SubStation Tour w/ OHNY 56k

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I like to organize all Open House NY Events photos into category in right thread to avoid long list of photos (to be convience with surfer with slow internet.

10/10:

1st OHNY- (MTA) SubStation #13 (IRT SubStation)

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(NYCT) employees getting ready for OHNY

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Back to SubStation. According OHNY Brochure, it was maxium 25 people per but they extend to 35 people b/c of powerful tour. Here are shots of OHNY-ers! Another Japanese guest joined me. They only had 11am and 1pm tour. We came early b/c Transit Museum calender was stated 10am.

Tour started 30 minutes early.

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Interior of SubStation

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Nice pics but whats this event about?

It's this one.

http://www.ohny.org/

Open House NY Weekend offers 350 Behind the Scene Tours and events for free.

Did any of you notice, there was symbol "OHNY" or Open House House New York?

Participating sites like restricted area or some with reservation.

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ah yes the old rotary converters...

 

So that's the machine in the BERA shops?

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So that's the machine in the BERA shops?

 

I've actually never seen the substation at BERA, not being a power guy myself...it's behind Sprague though, not in the shops.

 

If you're talking about the MA set, that's something different...that runs off 600V DC and makes 3 phase 230 volt AC.

 

Rotary converters did the opposite and they were the "ancestors" if you will to mercury arc rectifiers and today's "modern" solid state rectifiers...they take AC from Con Ed and convert it to DC to feed the third rail.

 

Solid state rectifiers aren't too much exciting:

 

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And here's a photo of an old IND rotary converter (different than the IRT ones, these were 60 cycle I forget what the IRT ones were but it was less):

 

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What is that machine that I don't see being used that is near the switch box for the 3-phase power.

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What is that machine that I don't see being used that is near the switch box for the 3-phase power.

 

The big heavy thing mounted on the stand coming out from the wall?

 

If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, that's the control box for the 3 phase power. I assume you mean the big box near the transfer switch? (The transfer switch is the "box with the lever" mounted to the wall)

 

Edit: Never mind. You're probably talking about the large machine painted all black that I "guess" part might be said to look like a rotary converter...that's a wheel lathe.

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Yeah, the one behind the Fridge and next to the stairs to the second floor.

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Yeah, the one behind the Fridge and next to the stairs to the second floor.

 

ahh yup that's the wheel lathe

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