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The Machine Room

Did you know?

  • The bunker ran on hydroelectric power during its years of operation, much like it is today.  In the event of a lockdown situation it was important that the bunker continued to be powered. 
  • The machine room would have had 4 diesel generators to power the bunker if necessary. Only two of the four generators would have been required to keep the bunker powered in an outage. The first generator to come online was designed to provide power to communications only while the second was to provide power to the rest of the bunker.

Click on the image to learn more about machine room and all its functions. We also interview one of the employees who worked in the machine room.

Virtual Tours:

You can view the Diefenbunker from any device and even with VR goggles if you have them! Click on the image to open the tour.

Machine Room

400 Level

300 Level

200 Level & Vault

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