Historical Images of Porter County

Woodville Substation, Gary Railways
Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana

Date: 1928
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Railway Age
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: After the Goodrum Junction power station was destroyed by lightning in 1925, the Woodville Substation was constructed as its replacement in 1926 to serve the Gary & Valparaiso Railway and the Gary Railway. The Woodville Substation was a 500 kilowatt, 600 volt full-automatic American Brown Boveri arc rectifier with a primary supply of 33,000 volts at three-phase and 60 cycles. With the failure of the interurban service, this structure was later converted to a private residence.

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