ok, I'll bite first, I realize this could be about anywhere, but if it is Alva Day, and in th Valley, my guess would be around the Wheeler, 281, Old Trunk, Summit flats and fields looking northerly? How do ya s'pose they transported the A frame? a little trailer?
spinsur on 19th September 2012 @ 7:45am
Wow, that is priceless. Linemen all over the country would enjoy this photo.
The car in front must have been doing something with a rope. Looks like the gentleman is winding it up from underneath the car.
l.e. on 19th September 2012 @ 8:17am
Oh, maybe the car is stringing the line?
l.e. on 19th September 2012 @ 8:18am
On close examination I'm not sure the lineman is being hosted by the "cherry picker". It appears to me that there is a chain hanging from the hook that may have been used to host the pole. I think the lineman climbed the pole the regular way with irons on his legs. A great photo.
Arlen Sheldrake on 19th September 2012 @ 9:13am
Thanks for the photo. It gives me a better feel for my grandfather's lineman job in the Hood River Valley for PP&L.
Jeffrey Bryant on 19th September 2012 @ 9:30am
Arlen may be right. We have several other frames before this, in which a choke chain is used to hoist the pole upright. I think the lineman has just climbed the pole to unwrap the chain.
We have frames showing the pole being towed behind the car or truck with a set of wheels, but I don't see any showing how the A-frame was stowed for travel.
Arthur on 19th September 2012 @ 10:04am
The location looks like it is west of Dittbenners (sic) Corner, or what is now The Old Trunk I believe, the area was an open field from the corner until the railroad track crossing during the time I was growing up.
Jim Gray on 19th September 2012 @ 4:14pm
I can verify the location-- that's my grandfather's (GW Kollas) house down there between the two tall trees.
PK on 20th September 2012 @ 7:49am