Re: Transporting The World's Longest Cable


Jeff
 

I'd hate to have to climb onto that right hand gon in the first photo. Those grab irons look like quite the stretch. 

Jeff Shultz

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 18:00 Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

The only information I have on this Life Magazine photo is a caption that says " The World's Longest Cable" and a date of March 1951:

 

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ebf357cf3c52bc67_large

 

The man in the photo is welding something and the cars are connected by a chain as well as couplers.

 

Overhead shot:

 

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c71ec95595f72d35_large

 

Factory interior (Okonite, Patterson, NJ):

 

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/71cc3cf2702fd63f_large

 

So, anybody know the story behind the photos?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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