Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 08/14/2013


Photo taken on August 13, 2013


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Union-Pacific Railroad 2.4kV - Caldwell, ID

Union-Pacific Railroad 2.4kV - Caldwell, ID
The 2.4kV railroad power line works its way off into the distance. In the background are a few power lines from Idaho Power, including a 138kV transmission line and some 7.2/12.47kV distribution lines.

André J.(Lineman80), Hungry4Power, Jesse Lor, Matt Weldon and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Lewis Perkins
Lewis Perkins
Great Shot! Nice to see some old Railroad Power Lines still in service. And the first pole on the right you won't see very offing. Really the first time I have see these kind of poles in service.
4 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to Lewis Perkins
Thanks!
4 years ago.
Matt Weldon
Matt Weldon
This was a common set up for the UP railroads out west. This line has the power lines up top along with the controlling (signaling) circuits. The lower crossarm must be the telephone circuits because of the transposition brackets. A lot of the poles will say "danger 2300 volts" on them.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to Matt Weldon
I guess that would pinpoint the voltage of the distribution line at the top as 2.4kV-class then! It's been quite a while since I've seen these railroad lines with live power distribution on them. It was a nice surprise!
4 years ago.
Enty Gee
Enty Gee
The railroad power lines on the Long Island RR are feeds for traction power subs and for signal power as you can see in my pictures.
4 years ago.