My 5th Pole

By Gregory Delia; posted September 14, 2016

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This is my 5th, full size, display pole. Although all 5 of mine are done in the fashion of open wire communication poles, this is the only one that was actually an original open wire pole. What makes it even more special to me, is that it came from an abandoned rail line that I use to hunt insulators on, as a teenager. It's also one of the first I learned to climb on; which eventually led me to becoming a lineman. I came across it earlier this year, laying on the ground, after someone had cut it down to remove the few remaining insulators. After all we've been through, I couldn't just leave it to rot away. So I hauled it home and gave it a second life!