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Porcelain Insulator News

   by Jack H. Tod, NIA #13


Dear Jack: 

...and a friend has a white porcelain signal which was found in Canada, and it has an incuse "HESCHO / H" marking on the skirt. Am just curious as to the meaning of the marking. 
Bernard L. Warren, NIA #1828 
Anchorage, Alaska 

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Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


E.I.V. Insulators of France 

An insulator buddy said to me recently, "I enjoy your column, but when are you going to tell a story?" As I thought this over, I realized how many stories there really were to tell about my trips to Europe with Father Brock and his student groups. 

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Insulator Collector of the Month

   by Robin Young Roe


Insulators, All Shapes, Colors for One Collector 

What strikes Art Kottman of Bayport as a bit peculiar is that not more of his fellow workers have taken up his hobby: collecting insulators. 

Oddly enough, it took the ...                    [more]


Me And The 143 (#1)

   by Grant Salzman, NIA #1785


Before I get too far, into this initial article, I want to thank Dora Harned for giving me the opportunity to write about the CD 143's in Crown Jewels. I had formerly typed up my findings and had mailed them out to several people for comment; but the postage costs ...                    [more]


The W P & Y RR

   by J Chester Gordon


The two oldest railroads in northwest Canada and Alaska are, or were, the White Pass & Yukon and the Copper River & Northwestern. This is about the W P & Y. 

It was started in the spring of '98. It was finished with the driving of a golden spike in July, 1900. It was, and still is, a narrow ...                    [more]

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