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Railroad Pole Lines
Photos showing the railroad pole lines. The pole line used 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.
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Photo ID: 806919

Amtrak's eastbound Toronto-New York Niagra Rainbow headed up by a pair of E-8s passes under the Marion branch bridge over CP15 in Newark, NY in November 1978. The Marion branch bridge was removed ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Newark, New York, USA
Locomotive #: ATK 442
Train ID: 64
Photo Date: November, 1978


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By: Jon Snyder

Added: Jul 07, 2022

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Photo ID: 805801

The WE Medora signals light up as J780 enters the block. This was the last intact siding between Seymour and Mitchell...but it has since been torn out. All the trappings of a classic line are here... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Medora, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2782
Train ID: CSX J780
Photo Date: October 08, 2021


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By: Peter Hayes

Added: Jun 22, 2022

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Photo ID: 803195

CSX Q216 heads east towards Cincinnati with a SD70MAC in charge along the former B&O. The old pole line adds a little nostalgia to an earlier era.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Butlerville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4533
Train ID: CSX Q216
Photo Date: May 16, 2022


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: May 20, 2022

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Photo ID: 802677

Let's take a pole..... In a case of who's railroad is it, UP 5284 leads a NS unit through Mt. Pleasant, WI on CP's C&M Subdivision on 5/9/22. Pole lines have become increasingly rare these days, b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: AC45CCTE
Location: Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5284
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 09, 2022


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By: Greg Mross

Added: May 12, 2022

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Photo ID: 800953

The pole line is still evident as a Hiawatha Service trains head south on Main One through Caledonia.

Railroad: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDTX)
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Caledonia, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: IDTX 4609
Train ID: AMTK 332
Photo Date: April 16, 2022


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By: Alan Baker

Added: Apr 19, 2022

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Photo ID: 800414

I surprised how busy the UP coal mainline to the PRB was in the 2 hours we were around it. 5-6 empties chased each other west out of North Platte towards South Morrill. As we worked east the scene... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: East of Keystone, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8252
Train ID: UP 2CSACD9-06
Photo Date: August 10, 2021


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Apr 11, 2022

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Photo ID: 797702

No meets today. Indeed, meets are scarce these days on this portion of the Indiana Sub, with J780 having the line all to itself here, passing the only intact siding left between Mitchell and Seymo... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Medora, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6358
Train ID: CSX J780
Photo Date: March 10, 2022


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By: Peter Hayes

Added: Mar 10, 2022

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Photo ID: 796492

During the sweet golden hour, an eastbound autorack train NS 244 pass by a long abandoned pole line east of Wawaka, Indiana on the NS Chicago Line. A lone insulator is still attached to the conduc... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Wawaka, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4362
Train ID: NS 244
Photo Date: February 13, 2017


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By: Matt Weldon

Added: Feb 25, 2022

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Photo ID: 794846

Old code line poles still stand along the Buffalo Line in Lock Haven, PA. Bound for Baltimore, MD, NS train 632 enters the sleepy town of Lock Haven behind two GEs.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4038
Train ID: NS 632
Photo Date: February 06, 2022


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By: D. Collin Reinhart

Added: Feb 06, 2022

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Photo ID: 794787

Eastbound NS 122 rounds the curve at West Peru, IN just a mile or so from a crew change at Peru as it makes its way to Detroit, MI sometime in the 1990s. K64 scan.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE B30-7A
Location: Peru, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3505
Train ID: NS 122
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: John E. Troxler

Added: Feb 06, 2022

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Photo ID: 791205

Palmer Lake relics and Heritage
Now MIA these charming code line poles are gone. Little did I know in a matter of a month or so after I shot this frame with 1989 in April 2020 the B... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 2020


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By: Coloradorailphotographer

Added: Dec 28, 2021

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Photo ID: 790562

CSX 5313 West passing through the cut with C&O code line poles at Greenwood Station during the golden hour.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Greenwood, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5313
Train ID: CSX G694
Photo Date: December 19, 2021


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By: William Duvall

Added: Dec 20, 2021

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Photo ID: 789477

A GP60M, GP50, SD452u combination bring a westbound through the sag at Maine, AZ. The locomotives, station sign, signals and code line spoke of an era that was passing all too rapidly.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP60M
Location: Maine, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 1997


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Dec 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 785120

With the C&O era code line still standing, this scene along the Indiana Eastern's former C&O of Indiana mainline at Milepost 44 on the south side of Cottage Grove is almost like something right ou... (more)

Railroad: Indiana Eastern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Cottage Grove, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: IERR 206
Train ID: IERR Z592-18
Photo Date: October 18, 2021


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By: David Rohdenburg

Added: Oct 20, 2021

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Photo ID: 783651

261 performs a photo runby for the passengers during the lunch break at Bongards, Minnesota. TC&W has not yet removed the old Milwaukee Road code line from this location.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bongards, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 261
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 03, 2021


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Oct 03, 2021

Views: 2,202
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