Retro photos: Tools of the trade Retro photos: Tools of the trade

Retro photos: Tools of the trade

Can you help ID these photos?


Here's a look at the tools Duke Energy employees used in the office (and one substation) back in the olden days. You know, the 1980s and '90s. Maybe you can help us identify some of the people, places and things in the photos.

The images are from the Duke Energy archives in Charlotte, N.C. If you recognize any of the people or locations in the photos, email, and include the photo number or attach the image.


Photo 642: The note on the back of this Public Service Indiana photo says: “Kokomo Power Plant substation - June 8, 1926.” There’s a Victorian-style house on the left. Do the house and substation still exist?


Photo 667: Who is this Duke Power employee? And what is the dial he’s turning?


Photo 668: Who are these Duke Power employees?


Photo 684: The picture of this Carolina Power and Light employee was snapped during Hurricane Bonnie restoration in 1998. Who is he?

Group shot identities revealed!


The people in Photo 652 worked at Public Service Indiana’s Gibson Generating Station. They have been identified as Carl King, from left at top, Don Steinmetz, Kirt Peterson, Gary Etolen. Bottom: Ed Kramer, Keith Lockhart.


Photo 662: David Taylor said this is the Duke Power Transmission Department basketball team from the early to mid-1980s. “I recognize seven of the nine individuals in the photo as follows from left to right: Garry Simms, Tim Morgan, Jimmy Robinson (fourth from left), Rob Johnston, David Tennent, Al Jones and Ray Gouge (ninth from left).”

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