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212 S. Cedar Ave. Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449

I am sending some pictures of the engines in a station that was
built at Whitehorse, Canada, about 1943, when the Alaska Highway
was being built. This plant was used to power the airport and the
highway construction camp. I worked there for 2? years and was in
the powerhouse part of that time.

Specifications of the engines in the pictures. These were made
by Fairbanks Morse. They were 6 cylinder, 2 cycle, 14 x 17, 300
R.P.M. and developed 475 hp. The alternators were 300 K.V.A. and
operated at 4300 volts, which was transformed to 7200 volts to go
on the line. The alternators and other electrical equipment were
made by the General Electric Company.

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