Retro photos: Power plants and big machines

Can you ID these old photos?

Duke Energy’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters houses thousands of old photos from Florida to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and the Carolinas. However, many of the photos are not properly identified. Help us improve our records by sending us your memories about the photos below. You can send us an email at, and please include the photo number or attach the image.

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Photo 426 and 427 (below): What Florida Power plant is this? It’s labeled Dunnellon, Fla., 1926.




Photo 428: This is a steam generator arriving at McGuire Nuclear Station via rail from the Duke Power collection.


Photo 430: The Duke Power photo wasn’t labeled with a date – do you know when it was taken or have any memories from that day?

Mysteries solved!


Many of you recognized former Piedmont Natural Gas Vice President of Customer Service Ranelle Warfield in photo 398, which was believed to be from the late 1980s or early 90’s. She retired from the company in 2014 after 33 years.