Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA

 

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February 28, 2015

Here we have some old High Tension poles or Distribution Towers as they are sometimes called, along Diamond Avenue in Hazleton.  

The one pole had three arms and the other had four arms.  It looks like these poles were from two seperate pole lines... it looks like later the lines were run in this way.  These are the only two poles like this in the general area.   The pole with the three arms has strain type inslators on it .... the one with the four arms has large ceramic insulators on the top.   The current lines connect to standard wooden poles at either end. 

The pole with four arms has pins in it to accept a more insulators and clips in the sides of the arms that looks like more wires could have been connected to it. 

It is very interesting layout for a High Tension pole.   

 


Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA


Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA


Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA


Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA


Old High Tension Poles, Diamond Ave, Hazleton, PA




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Tidbit :


From 1991 CONRAIL Timetable : 

         CGAL 

   CORNING TO ALLENTOWN


DAILY                              DAY 

CORNING - NY           LV  0130 ET  1
ELMIRA                 AR  0230 ET  1
ELMIRA                 LV  0330 ET  1
MEHOOPANY              AR  0930 ET  1 
MEHOOPANY              LV  1000 ET  1
PITTSTON              *AR  1200 ET  1
PITTSTON               LV  1300 ET  1
ALLENTOWN              AR  1800 ET  1

-------------------------------------

CORNING 

TAKES CARS CLASSIFIED : 
1. ELMIRA 

ELMIRA 

SET OFF BLOCK 1 FOR CONNECTION TO
HAEL39 DAY 2 AND sUBSEQUENT TRAINS
CONNECTS FROM BU0I, DAY 1.
TAKES CARS CLASSIFIED :
1. MEHOOPANY
2. ALLENTOWN


MEHOOPANY 

SET OFF BLOCK 1 FOR CONNECTION TO 
WOMH10, DAY 2 AND SUBSEQUENT TRAINS.
TAKES CARS CLASSIFIED : 
1. PITTSTON
2. ALLENTOWN


PITTSTON

SET OFF BLOCK 1 FOR CONNECTION TO
WPPJ10, DAY 2 AND SUBSEQUENT TRAINS.

2. ALLENTOWN


ALLENTOWN

COMMECTS TO ALSE, DAY 2 AND
SUBSEQUENT TRAINS. 

NOTE : INBOUND CREW AT ALLENTOWN
       TURNS ON ALCG 


REVISED 08-29-91