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Puntledge penstock pipeline – valve chamber

The valve chamber on the original Puntledge penstock pipeline This is an interesting piece of Comox Valley history – but it’s also one that is gone as BC Hydro removed the old crumbling pipeline for safety reasons.

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Puntledge penstock pipelines

The old and the current Puntledge penstock pipelines – a bit of Comox Valley history

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Along the pipeline – graffiti

Some of the graffiti on the steel section of Punteldge penstock pipeline is actually pretty good street art. Some of it- just senseless tagging.

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The way it was – Puntledge penstock pipeline

Puntledge penstock pipeline near Powerhouse Road – August 2012

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Puntledge penstock pipeline

The Puntledge Generating Station penstock pipeline has two sections – Above, the low pressure wood stave section that runs from the Puntledge River diversion dam, and below, the high pressure welded steel section that runs into the generating station.

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The old Meteor

An old Ford Meteor on a side road off the Puntledge penstock pipeline

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Pipeline graffiti

Graffiti on the Puntledge penstock pipeline

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Bridges – Duncan Bay Main at Puntledge penstock

The Duncan Bay Main logging road crossing the Puntledge penstock pipeline

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Pipeline graffiti

Graffiti on the Puntledge penstock pipeline

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Puntledge Generating Station penstock

I set out to find out exactly where the 5.1 km long penstock pipeline for BC Hydro’s Puntledge Generation Station transitions from the welded steel construction that most people see, to the wood stave construction that is a bit off … Continue reading

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