Old pole in the high desert plains of Wyoming

By Matt Weldon; posted January 31, 2018

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August 8, 1999 Between Hanna and Medicine Bow, Wyoming.

This shot taken out in the middle of nowhere of the defunct pole line along the Union Pacific Transcontinental Railroad in the high desert of Wyoming.

This defunct pole line was used for the communication circuits of telegraph and or telephone for the railroad use and possibly for public telegraph use like the Western Union. The pole line for signaling and power for the railroad were on the other side of the tracks and still in service use.

Taken from about a two miles walk from my vehicle, I was able to pick some decent insulators including some CD 145 H.G.CO. Petticoat beehives in lime green and some CD 145 Crown Embossed Brookfields (CREBs).

Notice that the poles have been burnt from the many fires so common in these dry desert regions.

Scanned from a 35mm negative using a Pentax PZ-10 camera, Pentax FA 28-80mm f/3.5-4.7 lens.