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Today...New buildings have replaced not only those burned in 1925, but all others in the entire block, with the exception of one on the west side. Now a one way street, minus car tracks, Pearl Street has a more modern lok and shows the progress of…

Towering Over . . . the soon-to-be-completed generating unit south of Council Bluffs is the 550-foot stack at the Iowa Power and Light plant.

Lined Up . . . and waiting for the first flow of electricity from Iowa Power and Light Co.'s new generating plant are the first of the massive power poles to be erected. But the future of more poles - and the transmission line to central Iowa itself…

Looming High In the Sky . . . is the smokestack at the Iowa Power and Light Company south of Lake Manawa. The addition to the plant is expected to be completed in about one month.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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

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.

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…

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…

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…
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