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The SANTA FE Trip of ’86

   by Tommy Bolack


In 1986 the Santa Fe Railroad contracted removal of a telegraph line from Las Vegas, New Mexico to Santa Fe, New Mexico, wherein I had dealt with the contractor to collect the crossarms and insulators. The 5,000 crossarms from a prior wrecked-out Gallup-Winslow, Arizona line along with these, would provide a ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



which appeared in the February, 1996 issue of Crown Jewels of the Wire. To refresh your memory, take a look at both front and side views of the particular U-2725 in question. Since that article was published, l have learned that the ...                    [more]


Cartoon Corner



Any similarities between the May 14, 1881 Harper's Weekly cartoon and the January 18, 1996 cartoon in the The Times are purely coincidental.                                                          
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   by Bill Meier


The Internet and the World Wide Web

You "Ride the Rainbow", you hunt for "Crown Jewels", but do you "Surf the Internet" looking for insulators? This month's column will give you an introduction to the Internet, Electronic Mail, and the World ...                    [more]

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