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Customer Service . . . sends Monte Christensen up a (power) pole - literally. He's an installer-repairman for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and usually gets a birds-eye view of the neighborhoods in which he works. He says one of the biggest hazards…

Expansion At Power Plant . . . is viewed from the roof of the existing structure by Superintendent John Thorson. The existing plant has a capacity of 140,000 kilowatts. The new plant will increase the capacity by 720,000 kilowatts and is scheduled to…

This new electric truck like three other new ones across Iowa - was unveiled Thursday by The Iowa Power and Light Company in Council Bluffs. Edward L. Birdsall, assistant vice-president and manager for the Western Division of Iowa Power, demonstrates…

A Complex . . . of technical electronic components are to be utilized in the basement of Iowa Power and Light Co. Part of the equipment there is basic power supply, signal connector and transmitters and receivers.

New Service Site . . . for Iowa Power and Light Co., will be this building and a smaller unit at Sixteenth Ave. and Third St.

Awaiting Delivery . . . from a railroad flat car is the Iowa Power and Light Company's portable substation.

Growing On Schedule . . . is this 90,000-kilowatt addition to the Iowa Power and Light Co. plant near Manawa. It is to be completed next December. At left is the generating plant, and at right the steel framework for new boilers.

Railroad service for visitors at the new Iowa Power & Light Co.'s Council Bluffs Power Station was provided by this Burlington VistaDome car and Ipalco's own diesel locomotive. Here the train is backing into the plant, with boiler sections rising in…

Ipalco Executives . . . check the luncheon menu before the preview tour of the new power plant. They are Vern Beats, district manager, and President N. Bernard Gussett, seated; E.T. Meredith, E.H. Mulock, John Shuler, and J.T. Schilling.

Council Bluffs On Own Power . . . as switches are thrown by District Manager Vern Beats, above, and Distribution Supt. Claude Dilley at the Iowa Power & Light Co. sub-station on North Fifteenth St. Friday night.

Power Source . . . is this combination turbine-generator located near the top of the building. The turbine, left, turns a shaft which protrudes into the generator at right. Both units were not entirely assembled when this picture was taken. Total…

Switching Structure . . . as viewed from inside the control station. Power can be sent to 56 Soutwest Iowa towns by throwing small wall switches. Don Snyder of 3539 Fourth Ave., a dispatcher, is at left.

This Giant Pulverizer . . . will reduce coal to a fine dust capable of producing a 2,000-degree heat necessary to make steam in the plant's boiler. Coal comes down pipes at top from hopper on roof. There are four such crushers, but only two or…

Water Intake Station . . . on the bank of the Missouri River will pump 34,000 gallons of water per minute to the plant interior where it will be used to condense live steam. The station, as well as the plant, sits "high and dry" on built-up river…
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