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Power Lines

Posted on 12/07/2013


Photo taken on December  7, 2013


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CL&P 4.8kV - Bristol, CT

CL&P 4.8kV - Bristol, CT
Here's another view of the old L-M three phase CSP transformer. It is 45kVA. Also note the jacketed copper wire on the primaries.

André J.(Lineman80), SW Ohio Lines, Tony Glen, Justin S and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
David Dahle
David Dahle
NICE!
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Thanks! This can is one of my all time favorite L-M's--I think it's got a lot of character to it. Always fun to find these old buggers still up and running! : )
3 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
I saw one of these in Seattle on the old 4kV grid!
3 years ago.
Tony Glen
Tony Glen
I also find it odd that only utilities on the coasts use copper! I haven't seen any copper in Alberta or British Columbia which is actually near the ocean!!!!
3 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to Tony Glen
I think whether you see copper wire or not is more a function of the age of the grid, rather than its location. Just about any prewar distribution lines will use copper conductors. Many distribution grids have been rebuilt over the years, though, especially in areas that have experienced a lot of growth after WWII. Connecticut has not experienced too much growth in the past 60 years, so we've still got a lot of old stuff on the power grid. I would expect Alberta and British Columbia to be a bit different though.
3 years ago.
SW Ohio Lines
SW Ohio Lines
That's an awesome L-M can! I've never seen one like this before!
3 years ago.
Power Lines has replied to SW Ohio Lines
Thanks! Not too many of these pop up in Connecticut, so I'm always sure to get a picture when I see one. : )
3 years ago.