David Dahle

David Dahle

Posted on 05/22/2013


Photo taken on September 18, 2004


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6.6A
2400V delta


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Howard, SD municipal

Howard, SD municipal
THIS is the pole that got me into line photography.

I first saw it when I went up that way with a friend in 1993 but it would be about 4 years before I could return to get a picture. This 'final' retake was taken not long before the circuit was rebuilt from 2400V to 12.5kV. The two thinner wires are a remnant of the old 6.6A series lighting system.

Power Lines, Jesse Lor, SW Ohio Lines and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Power Lines
Power Lines
I remember that pole! It sure is nice seeing a big armful of glass like that.

Is there any 2.4kV distribution left on Howard's grid?
4 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
ALL gone.
4 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
Darn. I guess it's a good thing you came there armed with your camera!
4 years ago.
Power Lines
Power Lines
So I guess at least this pole survives, but none of its lines do?
2 years ago.
David Dahle has replied to Power Lines
Right. The last of the 2400V circuits were changed over in 2004. It also seems the current superintendent is slowly taking care of some of the crazier things on the muni system and getting parts of it underground.

I also have the insulator assembly from the 2nd pin on the left. I'd hoped to get a look at the insulators that were on the upper part of the pole, to see if those were in fact Hemingray-42s (a railroad communications insulator) mixed in with the expected Hemingray #19s, but the contract linemen picked all the glass!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.