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Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse

 
 
Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
1. Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse Marker
Inscription. The Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse, built on this site in 1892, was the first hydraulic powerhouse to use water from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It generated 2100 hp of direct current electricity for the electric railway. Power generation ceased in 1932 and the building was demolished in 1985.
 
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 4.69′ N, 79° 4.764′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José María Heredia (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Table Rock House (about 150 meters away); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (about 180 meters away); Table Rock (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Nikola Tesla (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Nik Wallenda & Niagara (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Niagara Park Greenhouses (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
2. Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse Marker
 The River Railway Power Station. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Horseshoe Falls on Canadian Side image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 22, 2013
3. Horseshoe Falls on Canadian Side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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