Historical Images of Porter County

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

Date: Circa 1938
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: John F. Humiston
Postmark: Not applicable
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: After the Goodrum Junction power station was destroyed by lightning in 1925, the Woodville Substation, the brick structure to the right in this image, 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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