Old 11-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #26
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No, J, No! Your's is sooo much better!
(that other one doesn't have any of ours in it!)
Ha ha ha! I have hardly mined the thread yet, just one or two!

I'd send the guy a cease and desist message ... but I like his. So I'll just send him a message asking him to add my two shots.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:52 AM   #27
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I'm starting a collection of those. A non-broken one is tough to find around here, so when I spot one on the ground, I usually toss it in the trunk of my car.
No disrespect Jim, or, maybe, some disrespect!, but when I talk about weird things that people do, such as my taking pictures of trains, I just about always mention that there are people in the world who actually collect insulators!

Just trying to point out to them how un-wierd I truly am!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:15 AM   #28
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No disrespect Jim, or, maybe, some disrespect!, but when I talk about weird things that people do, such as my taking pictures of trains, I just about always mention that there are people in the world who actually collect insulators!

Just trying to point out to them how un-wierd I truly am!
Hey, those glass insulators of various colors and designs are nifty pieces of antiquity (well...maybe not THAT old. )! It's like collecting old glass bottles from the early 20th Century. They'll look great on a shelf, or maybe incorporated into some kind of lighting fixture some day.
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I have a few old glass ones myself.

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Hey, those glass insulators of various colors and designs are nifty pieces of antiquity (well...maybe not THAT old. )! It's like collecting old glass bottles from the early 20th Century. They'll look great on a shelf, or maybe incorporated into some kind of lighting fixture some day.
there are some stones in my yard that, as I understand, have been around in since the Jurassic. Think I'll go bring them inside!

or the Cambrian? Not really up on geology, spend too much time looking at train pictures.
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I see I'm already in the minority here!
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No disrespect Jim, or, maybe, some disrespect!, but when I talk about weird things that people do, such as my taking pictures of trains, I just about always mention that there are people in the world who actually collect insulators!

Just trying to point out to them how un-wierd I truly am!
Sounds like your not a member of the NIA then...
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Sounds like your not a member of the NIA then...
http://www.nia.org/

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http://www.myinsulators.com/magicmist/why.html



BTW I have a few, well maybe 7 or 8
Cool stuff, interesting to learn about this hobby. Not taking it up, for sure!, but interesting. Insulator and bottle show coming to this area (Elkton. MD) in early November!
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Here's one of mine, when they were removing them off the UP line, but it wasn't worthy

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I guess rail, plate and spike pictures are the only ones allowed.
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I'm starting a collection of those. A non-broken one is tough to find around here, so when I spot one on the ground, I usually toss it in the trunk of my car.
Been grabbing those for years.

That one is rather common.

I like the asbestos insulation on the wire.

That would have been bagged if it was taken down in California.

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there are some stones in my yard that, as I understand, have been around in since the Jurassic. Think I'll go bring them inside .
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Back to the original topic, I have a few images that might fit:

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Ok Ken, I'm callin bull shit on your Newberry Springs photo.

Those are power poles, not telegraph or signal lines.

They might have been code line poles once in their life, but they have been at some point repurposed.

What would be interesting to know is when the tree that made the pole(s) were cut down and where they came from.

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http://www.nia.org/

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BTW I have a few, well maybe 7 or 8
Thanks for the links, Bill. However, about the only thing I can associate with is this:

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Perhaps I'm just in touch with my feminine side when it comes to these old insulators.
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Ok Ken, I'm callin bull shit on your Newberry Springs photo.

Those are power poles, not telegraph or signal lines.

They might have been code line poles once in their life, but they have been at some point repurposed.

What would be interesting to know is when the tree that made the pole(s) were cut down and where they came from.

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Here are a couple from the "Oldies" department:

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To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, "now these are code lines".

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Thanks, everyone. Ken, no need to delete the image. HG is merely tolerated around here.

I am shutting down the album. BTW, Matt, who has the Railroad Pole Line album, send me an interesting explanation of why they should not be called code lines. Basically, of the many wires on the pole, only some carried code; others carried power, telegraph, and telephone.

Oh, and I found the glint shot I was thinking of:

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I am pretty sure there is at least one other around, but don't know where.
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Thanks, everyone. Ken, no need to delete the image. HG is merely tolerated around here.
I'm not worried about what HG said. He's one of my friends, and we enjoy heading out to Cajon or the Needles sub to shoot images together.
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I'm not worried about what HG said. He's one of my friends, and we enjoy heading out to Cajon or the Needles sub to shoot images together.
Yes, I was joking since as was brought up above, there is no real definition for the term "code lines," rather it seems to be merely railfan slang.

Oh, and since we are nit picking - I wish to point out the the pole at Ken's crossing has not been there for some time.

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Ok Ken, I'm callin bull shit on your Newberry Springs photo.

Those are power poles, not telegraph or signal lines.

They might have been code line poles once in their life, but they have been at some point repurposed.

What would be interesting to know is when the tree that made the pole(s) were cut down and where they came from.

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I am shutting down the album. BTW, Matt, who has the Railroad Pole Line album, send me an interesting explanation of why they should not be called code lines. Basically, of the many wires on the pole, only some carried code; others carried power, telegraph, and telephone.
http://www.codeline-telemetry.com/
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He, I'm not knowledgeable on this stuff at all, but one guess is that the lines that actually carry track signal control codes can be called code lines, but the poles carry other kinds of lines also (telephone, telegraph, power) and so the superset that includes code line is called pole line. But what do I know.
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