Gladstone Branch

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Comments (4)

Patrick O'Connor on December 3, 2013

Great photo Adam. Get photos of the wooden catenary poles while you can because NJT is slowly replacing these with steel poles.

Adam Elmquist on December 3, 2013

I guess NJTransit has the wooden poles to save costs when they electrified the line? Was this line always electrified?

Patrick O'Connor on December 3, 2013

This line was electrified in 1930. I think the wooden poles date from 1984, when they changed it to 25 kV.

Adam Elmquist on December 3, 2013

Here is another good question I've asked other railroaders and can't get a good answer to. Why does thirdrail or catenary use different voltages on different lines / transit agencies? Image if diesel was different for every railroad / line. There would be diesel that only work for NJtransit would differ from Amtrak, from MTA so on and so on.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 1, 2013
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Adam Elmquist
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
    • Taken on 2013/11/30 15:12:24
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 27.07mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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