The support and tensioning of the messenger and contact conductor were critical to the safe, efficient operation of the locomotive. Please choose a different delivery location. Bill keeps himself in great shape and at age 65 took up the sport of triathlon and has competed in over 100 sprint and Olympic distance races, including 5 races in 2016.
The reintroduction of SLIM far exceeded expectations. The project was completed in 1938 and the PPR system became one of the great arteries of commerce and travel between several of the major population centers of country including New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Newark, Wilmington, and Baltimore. The unique associated artwork from the magazines will be included. Pocket Book No. Bill recalls one sad item that came with the enjoyment of republishing of Slim. Bill Jr.is a very much a family man and has been married to his lovely wife Judy for 51 years. He has attended many linemen rodeos, congratulating winners and providing them with signed, personally dedicated copies of SLIM. Bill Haines indicates that the book should be available for purchase around September of 2016. The smaller paperback edition by Pocket Books came out in 1948. “High Tension” is a term that was commonly used in the early development of the power industry to refer to power lines operated at higher voltages. Haines dedicated the book to Jack Lemley and it is so noted in the front of the book. The Pennsylvania Railroad electrification project which began in the early 1900s was one of the largest electrification projects in history. As a bonus, the book will include five short stories about line work that his father authored that appeared in 2 prestigious magazines, The Atlantic Monthly and The Saturday Evening Post. Working from the tracks on existing systems obviously created the hazard of potential train wrecks and to that end track clearance procedures were established to improve safety.

It is important to note that “High Tension “and “Slim” were published and widely distributed in special pocket sized editions exclusively for members of the Armed Forces during World War Two. HIGH TENSION and SLIM will be a great addition to any individual’s home library and to power industry company libraries. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Methods, tools, and equipment have improved, but, as it was in the beginning, catenary work is a unique and challenging trade where safety receives the highest priority.

Haines wrote the screen play and provided technical guidance to the movie which made its debut in 1937. For the past 20 years Bill Jr. has spent countless hours as a volunteer with I Love Clean San Diego, a group that provides environmental education in schools and leads major cleanups of San Diego’s beaches and waterways. Electric traction was determined to be more powerful and efficient than steam power. The Pennsylvania Railroad Electrification and the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad electrification were two of the major electrification projects. If the first love scene happens at the end of the book, it’s a resolution: By High Tension is a collection of Dean Ing’s short stories and nonfiction essays written in the late 1970s and 1980. Sometime around 1985, Bill and his sister Laura were cleaning out their parents’ house and came across their father’s old rotting lineman belt and climbers. This publication will bring its readers in touch with what it was like for linemen to electrify the railroads in early days. Mr. Haines's first two books, ''Slim'' and ''High Tension,'' were based on his work as a telephone lineman during the Depression. Fair warning, while Ing’s stories are entertaining and well-researched, few of them could be described as cheery. The story is a great mix of on the job work and off the job interaction between linemen that would have been typical of the boomer linemen of that day. While the story line for High Tension was interesting enough, it was generally heavy handed and not nearly as good as Haines's book "Slim".

by Ace Books. Bill Jr. really enjoys seeing Slim used as an award by training organizations, power companies and IBEW locals as awards. Some of the biggest books out this fall promise to be epics full of magic, adventure,... To see what your friends thought of this book, I started to re-read this one as I mad made a note to review his disaster preparedness essay (Gimmie Shelter) for hurricane season, which has a lot of common sense tips regarding evacuation and preparing a multi-stage “bugout” kit, even though Gimmie Shelter focuses primarily on surviving a nuclear strike. High Tension is a collection of Dean Ing’s short stories and nonfiction essays written in the late 1970s and 1980. I am sure he did everything he could to see that his books were readily available so that they could be enjoyed by our Armed Forces wherever they were during World War Two.
Because of Bill Haines Jr’s efforts, the legacy of his father William Wister Haines and linemen of those early days’ lives on. the experiences William Wister Haines gained when working as a catenary lineman on the Pennsylvania Railroad electrification project were the basis for the book “High Tension”. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Not thinking much about them at the time, they were discarded along with other trash. This major project immediately attracted linemen from all over the country, including former transmission lineman William Wister Haines, who would then go on to author HIGH TENSION. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Like SLIM, copies of original HIGH TENSION are collectable, hard to find and expensive. Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2017. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. “HIGH TENSION” The little known sequel to “SLIM” is on its way back By Alan Drew Senior Vice President of Research and Development Northwest Lineman College. Powerlineman.com and it’s hard copy magazine  companion brought the book to the attention of America’s linemen. Please try again. Welcome back. Linemen who work on these systems are frequently referred to as traction linemen or catenary linemen. Warner Brothers became interested in the story, as a movie and made an agreement with Haines for the rights to make a film. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Unable to add item to List.

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probably would not be considered great. HIGH TENSION will make a great gift for anyone who has read SLIM and will be equally appropriate as a recognition award. The fundamental purpose of the catenary systems was to support a variety of facilities including power conductors, messenger wires, guy wires, contact conductors and signal conductors. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

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The electrification of railroads and trolleys required the installation and maintenance of specially designed overhead systems known as "catenaries". Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission.

Dean Charles Ing is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres.


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