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Power Lines

Posted on 07/05/2013


Photo taken on July  5, 2013


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CP 4.8kV - New Hartford, CT

CP 4.8kV - New Hartford, CT
Here's a retake of an old pole from the Connecticut Power Company that I photographed a couple years ago. This pole was erected in the 1930s, and has a transformer hung off of the primary arm. The transformer, an obround Line Material CSP can, likely replaced an old General Electric unit some time in the 1950s.

Looking close, you can see a set of glass lightning arresters on the side of the transformer, along with the Line Material "Round Wound" logo on the front of the can.

Yellow sticker on it also signifies that it contains PCBs.

Original photo from June of 2011:

CP 4.8kV - New Hartford, CT

Tony Glen, Johnvosh, André J.(Lineman80), Matt Weldon and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Lewis Perkins
Lewis Perkins
Really Nice Close Up! I didn't even know that Glass Lighting Arrests were real until I started taking photos of power lines and started to seeing people take photos of them. They Look really nice too.
5 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to Lewis Perkins
Thanks! These old Line Material transformers with the glass lightning arresters have always been some of my favorite to look at. I just love the way the glass arresters look when they shine in the sun.
5 years ago.
Matt Weldon
Matt Weldon
Excellent close up there!! Like the glass lightning arresters along with the old transformer.
5 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to Matt Weldon
Thanks! I've always liked these old cans with the glass lightning arresters too. They turn up every once in a while on the 4.8kV distribution grid in Connecticut:
www.ipernity.com/doc/connecticut_power_lines/20093921
www.ipernity.com/doc/connecticut_power_lines/20093763
5 years ago.