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Offline tperez102

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Coney Island Pumping Station
« on: October 28, 2014, 11:52:38 AM »
Hello i was hoping some of the older Members here might shed some light on this.  Is the C/I Pumping Station still active. ? Is it true it was built in response to the coney island fire of 1911 ? I was always curious about this building. 2301 Neptune Avenue.

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Coney Island Pumping Station
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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 03:44:19 PM »
Mike Thanks for the information on this. So the station is dormant then. ? I did read at one point they wanted to open a rec center. 

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 10:57:27 PM »
From WNYF July 1947

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 11:53:00 PM »
I think that I remember something about a fireboat being able to hook into that system but I'm not sure. Does anyone remember that?

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 06:51:15 AM »
I think that I remember something about a fireboat being able to hook into that system but I'm not sure. Does anyone remember that?

Yes, see WNYF, January 1945 for detailed explanation of the HP system. below is from that article regarding the Coney Island system.

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 06:58:16 AM »
Also from January 1945 WNYF, applies to the Manhattan and Brooklyn HP systems as well as Coney Island.

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 07:19:35 AM »
Training (or drill) Evolution 14, on how a fireboat can supply the HP system (1940s)

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 08:43:24 AM »


Fantastic Stuff ! TY, 811   8)

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 12:38:12 PM »
So this system was well thought out , taking into account so many factors. Fire Engineering at it's best. All the what if's were covered. Low tide , we got that covered. The creek runs right behind the station. Things that we dont take into account now.  811 Truly Thanks for the information here. The detail is incredible. 

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Re: Coney Island Pumping Station
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 11:46:09 PM »
The system was removed from service June 8th 1976. I guess it was perfect timing that I came across the department order and this thread was started.

D.O. 95 June 11th 1976.

Coney Island High Pressure Pumping Station has been removed from service June 8 1976. High pressure system will now function as a distribution system, supplying hydrants on the system via three inter-connections with the regular trunk main distribution system. Residual pressure is estimated at 75 to 95 psi, with an increase in gallons flow for firefighting purposes.

Operations from hydrants on the system are to be conducted in accord with evolutions for low pressure hydrant operations, since the system is now a distribution system.

All existing instructions relative to increase/shut down of Coney Island pumping station etc... are suspended pending regulation revisions.