White Insulators

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Wed Dec 15 22:55:06 EST 2004


As a general rule the pair would be nearest the pole on the lowest crossarm.

Try looking at Mason's book pg. 211, 213, 227 231.

Rick C. Stone
Member #1

nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org wrote:
> N&W used two white insulators on its lineside poles.  I believe these 
> insulators were used on the lines (wires) that allowed communication 
> with the dispatcher and station agents along the right-of-way.  In an 
> emergency, the train crews could attach a portable handset to these 
> lines in order to communicate with other personnel.
> My question involves the location/placement of the white insulators.  I 
> believe they were always on the lowest arm of the lineside pole, and 
> were the two insulators closest to the track.  I've looked through 
> numerous books but can't seem to verify this.
> I believe all other insulators were green in color, but I'm not certain 
> about this.
> Anyone have a better insight into this interesting detail?
> Jim Brewer
> Glenwood MD
> www.pocahontasmodels.com <http://www.pocahontasmodels.com>

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