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Insulator Collection, album created on May 28, 2013
Photos taken of my glass insulators in my collection.
Glass Insulators taken in the wild (up in the air), album created on June 3, 2013
A set showing a variety of glass insulators still in service use, or that has been abandoned and left for decay. The insulators are from power line distribution and the poles lines used along railroads. Very few will be from open wire telephone distribution since these were taken down many decades ago and converted to cables and put underground. Glass pintype insulators are fast disappearing from the American scenery. Railroads have been replacing the poles lines with more modern technologies,…
Old City Light & Power Poles from Fort Wayne, Indiana, album created on June 10, 2013
A set showing the last of the old City Light and Power, Indiana Michigan Power utility poles in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne was one of those few cities where many decades ago had a choice of two electric utilities, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) and City Light and Power (CL&P). On March 1, 1975 that would all change when CL&P was leased to I&M for 35 years. At first I&M slowly started to upgrade the power grid doing away with the old CL&P lines while upgrading their own lines. Than about 15…