After dropping a car on a customer siding in Middleport, New York, the Falls Road Railroad crew is tied back on to their train. The engineer applies the throttle and the pair of Alco's let out a puff of smoke as they accelerate the train past rows of old code line poles on this former NYC trackage.
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.