Eastbound Q394 crosses U.S. 23 as the conductor calls out a clear indication at Longley, one of my personal favorite locations on the former C&O. Code line, C&O signals, and a bright red barn make for a fantastic shot.
Photos showing the railroad pole lines. The pole line had four basic electrical circuits - telegraph, telephone, signaling, and power. Modern technologies of fiber optics, microwave, radio, satellite, and computers have been replacing the pole lines.