Matt Weldon

Matt Weldon

Posted on 01/22/2016

Photo taken on December 12, 2012

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Old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power Utility Pole

Old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power Utility Pole
Alley between California Ave and Alabama Ave north of Vermont Ave, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A shot of an old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power utility pole in the neighborhood of Northside in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sections of Northside and small sections of Spy Run were the last two neighborhoods in Fort Wayne to have some of the old CL&P/I&M poles still up in service. Sadly, upgrades to these poles happen about two years ago and is all now just a single phase circuit line.

This shot shows an old GE transformer along with a CD 168 Hemingray D-510 glass insulator, one old box cutout, and a glass lightning arrester.

Before March 1, 1975 the top two crossarms would of been I&M while the bottom two CL&P. After that date, I&M leased from CL&P for 35 years until on February 28, 2010, I&M would eventually become the exclusive electric service provider for Fort Wayne.

austintaylor619, AstroElectric, Power Lines, Qwerty Cody and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

6 comments - The latest ones
Jesse Lor
Jesse Lor
It's nice to have the opportunity to get pics of poles like these as opposed to trying to do it in one shot going 70 mph on the interstate.
2 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Jesse Lor
Why are you shooting poles from a moving vehicle? I have never shot a pole from a vehicle let alone a moving one.
2 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
Certainly looked like some ancient distribution there before it all got upgraded. Nice shot.
2 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to David Dahle
2 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
This looks like an interesting setup. Was it three-phase I&M over single-phase CL&P?
2 years ago.
Matt Weldon has replied to Power Lines
Thanks! I don't have a clue about the phases. Remember these were all I&M lines at this time after 1975.
2 years ago.