Photo of the Week
June 20, 1999

Here is an old familiar scene that many of us can remember.  It was always a blast to ride the train across the isthmus.  I did it for a year until I was assigned a bachelor apartment in Gatun.  The ever familiar power/transmission line towers followed the tracks from coast to coast. 

They replaced many of these old familiar towers during the '80s along the lake track  lines.  I sat and watched them changing some of them while fishing near Monte Lirio.  Sure was sad to see these old friends being torn down.

The photo below shows the erection of one of  the original transmission lines at New Gatun in 1914.

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