Lineside Poles.

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Wed Jun 29 23:08:58 EDT 2005

The bracket and line are lightning 'rods' for the pole line. Each pole
has a ground line stapled to its side to get the current down the pole
and into the ground. This line is attached to the metal arm.

G Rolih, Cincinnati

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When I have been in N&W signalled territory, and seen it in photos, on
top of
each pole is a steel bracket about two or three feet high with about a
degree angle where it is fastened to the pole with a single insulator
top of
the bracket. My question. Is this line, strung from pole to pole,
ground, a common hot wire, or is it the code line for the lineside
Bill Sellers, Norfolk Southern Railway ( Ret. ) Gainesville, Ga.

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