Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 08/21/2013


Photo taken on August 19, 2013


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Pacificorp 12.47kV - Butte County, ID

Pacificorp 12.47kV - Butte County, ID
Here are some assorted poles on this former 69kV line, which went up over 100 years ago. Very seldom to I run into 70kV-class construction this old that is still intact and in service!

Tony Glen, André J.(Lineman80), Johnvosh, Hungry4Power and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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David Dahle
David Dahle
Kinda reminds me of that old Nebraska & Iowa Electric Co. line that I showed near Missouri Valley, IA and which David Budka had historic pics of. Nice find!
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Thanks! I'm thinking this could be my all-time best find in at least 15 years.

I was a passenger in an RV during the trip and I saw these poles from the main road (route 20). I don't often reveal my "line geekiness" to others at the same level as I do here, but I couldn't help it when I saw those M-3161 insulators up on the poles. I had that RV stopped IMMDEIATELY, and I proceeded to walk the line and take LOTS of pictures. : )
3 years ago.
James E Hackett
James E Hackett
i would probably do the same thing, or at least say I have to do an urgent number one or something.
3 years ago.