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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:10 pm 
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While flying to the USA in February I noticed these straight lines below me over Newfoundland.
I have eventually figured out what they are. But can you guess what they are?
As a guide they measure approx 200M across in width.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:16 pm 
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The 200mm puzzles me....however if it were 2000mm,
could it be the gravel bed of the now defunct railway line?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:50 pm 
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dabarry wrote:
The 200mm puzzles me....however if it were 2000mm,
could it be the gravel bed of the now defunct railway line?


My Apologies!!! It's 200 Metres! Good guess but its not a railway.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:13 pm 
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I thought 2 metres looked out of scale.

Must have another think.... A Firebreak?


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It's obviously man made....got to be a canal.


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Closer, I suppose they act as a fire break but they're intended for another use. Thousands of miles long! ;--)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Got to be Something to do with draining
the area, considering the climate. ~x(


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Could it be an oil pipeline ?


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Here is a copy from Google maps of the same area I think, without snow. Any ideas now?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:06 pm 
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Must be a cleared path for electricity distribution pylons.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:30 pm 
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dabarry wrote:
Must be a cleared path for electricity distribution pylons.

:genius: Spot on!!!
Couldn't figure them out from the plane and it's difficult to get a scale from a mile up.
These run for 100's of miles across decelet wilderness. The work involved to create these clearings and erecting the pylons must have been emmence!


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