Purple CD 244 Westinghouse Pomona Crosstop

By Dwayne Anthony; posted April 21, 2008

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This CD 244 Westinghouse "Pomona" insulator was found on the ground near the Bodie to Green Creek (California) line back in 1968. It is believed to be the first CD 244 introduced into the hobby. Since no other like it had ever been seen at that time, it was briefly speculated to possibly be of foreign origin, maybe Australian! It remained in the original finder's possession for 40 years, until its purchase this past weekend. A map was included pinpointing the exact location where it was found. You can't attach much more history to an insulator than that! The color is noticeably lighter than most of the very few known in the hobby.