Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 08/26/2013


Photo taken on August 25, 2013



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4800V
CP
HELCO
CL&P


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CP 4.8kV - Manchester, CT

CP 4.8kV - Manchester, CT
Here is another ancient pole (likely 90+ or 100+ years old) that got upgraded in the mid-1950s with a Line Material CSP transformer with glass lightning arresters!

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David Dahle
David Dahle
That arm sure looks ragged!
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
How do you like the pole too? Looks like it's lost nearly a quarter of its diameter just to weathering.

There's a lot of stuff like this on the grid here in Manchester, and much of it is OLD. Even predates CL&P Waterbury. Unfortunately, though, CL&P is rebuilding most of it to 23kV, so I'm trying to photograph as much as the old 4.8kV stuff as I can.
3 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
Looks more ragged than the service pole in my backyard.

Re: trying to get pics of the old 4800V before CL&P changes it all to 23kV - good! I still need to get a few more pics of that 69kV line west of town before they officially enter the Graveyard this week (83 poles before they reach the 13.8kV Y section, 38 of which have been untouched for the last 50+ years).
3 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to David Dahle
Lucky for me, I've still probably got 5 or 6 years to photograph all the remaining 4.8kV stuff. CL&P's already upgraded the trunk lines, so they'll take their time with the branches. But if you're into really old construction, the Manchester grid will be right up your alley! Many poles and crossarms here are over 90 years old. This is where I found that ancient copper pothead too.
3 years ago.