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  by nomis
 
There is a pulley and weight visible on the left-most catenary pole in the photo above by rohr turbo. Typically an motor's roof is too busy for monitoring gear, but SEPTA and AMTRAK have no issues placing the equipment on an 85ft long roof of a coach, in revenue service or otherwise.
  by lensovet
 
even LR lines here use constant tension cat, which is pretty hilarious.

the reason these look so diminutive is because there are only two tracks. there are much bigger poles around 4-track sections. still waiting for any wire to be strung up there though.
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