Well-established practice was followed in the design of equipment for the two mobile power plants so far constructed, within the limitations of railway clearances and need for increased ruggedness to meet road conditions. The units are intended for purposes of the Navy Department at stations on the East and West Coasts, wherever a breakdown in power supply or increased power demand occurs, where naval work is involved. Details are given of the six-car power plant which includes a boiler car, turbine car, switchgear car, transformer car, gondola car mounting auxiliary equipment, and a box car also containing pumps and miscellaneous equipment. A comprehensive description is given of the main steam generator, the turbogenerator equipment, and all auxiliaries.

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