The R.L. Hearn Generating Station served Toronto from the early 1950s through the 1990s. The first thing you’ll notice is the smokestack; the last thing you’ll notice is how much time you’ve spent inside. Good thing the Turbine Hall has a clock…
This is my goodbye to a St. Paul power plant currently being demolished: ISLAND STATION. It served in a limited capacity from 1924 to 1973, but its iconic steel smokestack left an impression on me and thousands of other St. Paul residents, past and present.
The stacks wouldn’t be visible through the mist anyway, if they weren’t demolished. This is how I came to know Lakeview Power Station, one of the last giant Ontario coal-fired power plants.
I take a below-freezing tour of a rail yard power station that dates back to 1924, a double-stacker that stands out in a small town.