Argyle st substation

 
  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
Is Argyle St   beside the Harbour Bridge substation still in use  ?    If not where is the power supply  now from ? The reason I ask is that TCN 9 has a preview  of the show the block showing at various times during the day & the building looks very much like the old substation building even with all the photo shopping that has been done to the surrounding area to throw people off the track .


 Cheers  Wally,  who wouldn't consider any of the conversions done  to date would be up to scratch in future years due to short cuts done  by the amateur builders .

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  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

No , not the same building , although similarities might be seen at a quick glance as shown on TV


The Block's latest project is in Port Melbourne - an ex factory in Inglis Street built in 1925



http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/the-block-deconstructs-art-deco-building-20160513-goulat.html

Argyle Street was completed in 1932


http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4800006
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Is Argyle St   beside the Harbour Bridge substation still in use  ?
wally-wowser1

Yes it still is.



With more and faster trains, with air conditioning, more substations are needed, such as at Waverton, Lindfield (u/c) and Waitara.

The original SS at St Leonards was replace with a low level one nearer to Artarmon, while the old SS was recycled in a block of flats.
  Stuart Midgley Station Master

Location: Sydney, Australia
Is Argyle St   beside the Harbour Bridge substation still in use  ?
wally-wowser1
I was in there about three or four years ago delivering some concrete to CityRail with my truck, fascinating architecture and a right mix of old and new electrical equipment. It had that old industrial building smell and wonderful old hand-painted signs, an old overhead crane (iirr) and all bits and bobs from long-gone eras.

It's a shame it can't be opened up to the public, perhaps as part of the Sydney Open program - although there's security concerns no doubt. I guess it's a facility that they're happy to keep under the radar, so to speak.
  shaved and dangerous Locomotive Fireman

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