Power Lines

Power Lines

Posted on 06/03/2014


Photo taken on June  1, 2014


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JEA 4.16kV - Jacksonville, FL

JEA 4.16kV - Jacksonville, FL
Gotta love those old blue johnny balls! Sadly, it appears that they may end up being completely extinct within a year judging by the way things have been going with JEA.

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


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Tony Glen
Tony Glen
Are they doubled because of salt air use?
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I don't think so--Jax isn't really directly on the coast so they don't have to overinsulate to prevent flashover. I think the double johnny balls were just spec at the time.

How do you like the blue glaze on those johnny ball strains though? Never seen it anyplace else.
3 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
You should put that up over on ICON. There's a few there that would get a real kick out of this.
3 years ago.
Enty Gee
Enty Gee
blue johnnyballs. Never saw them in service- I only saw them very occasionally in collections at shows.
3 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
I would not be surprised if those ones from the collections came from Jacksonville. JEA is the only utility that l know of who ever used them.

Sadly, a few dozen were removed from service about a month ago on an early 23kV/4.16kV double-circuit line from around 1917-1920.
3 years ago.