Maintaining the overhead trolley wire. The Illinois Railway Museum. Union Illinois. Friday, July 3rd 2009., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph during a July 2009 visit to the Illinois Railway Museum, located in the town of Union Illinois. www.irm.org
The unfortunate occasional behind the scenes "Mechanical Mishap" has occured, and a museum maintenance crew is viewed making repairs to the overhead trolley wire on the museum mainline, using availbe vintage electric interurban equipment in the form of an overhead line maintenance car, and an electric steeplecab locomotive.
It was a pleasant surprise for myself, to see this unplanned re-enactment of how the electric interurban railroads had repaired and maintained their infrastructure back in the early to mid 1900's era in America.