Type: Junction/Power Feed?
Location: Just off the I-5 Freeway at Lyons Avenue in the City of Newhall
LAT/LONG: 34.37794 / -118.56391
Paths: Hauser Mountain and Whitaker Peak .
Notes: Newhall Junction was a major point for traffic transition north-south between Los Angeles and northern California. A relatively newer addition to the AT&T system having been built after 1979 during the addition of fiber optic cable from Sherman Oaks to Bakersfield. Newhall became a junction point for this cable and possibly served as a power feed for the F/O cable, microwave transitions and Outside Plant Service as evidence from equipment in rear lot. Building was nicely designed to fit in with surrounding commercial/retial area.
(Thanks to Scott Allen for pics)
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Overall view of building looking east. Note standard equipment "doors" for moving switching equipment into/out of building.
Closer view looking toward the southwest.
Microwave horns looking toward the south.
Close up of microwave horns.
"Tower" structure detail.
Outside plant equipment and trucks. Note "Snocat" in rear for access to the mountainous regions during the winter. (Yes even Socal mountains can get tons of snow!)
AT&T sign over Spanish style entrance.
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