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Other trolley systems also used shoes at the end of the poles and greased.   I spent many weekends of my youth at the Ohio Railway Museum where I remember them greasing various locations, perhaps once a year.  At ORM they did this by hand from a line car.  A line car is one that had been purpose built or a rebuilt car of other use into one that had a insulated (ie wood) platform on the top where they could work on the overhead without turning off the 600 volt power. 

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(Eastern Michigan line car 7763, circa 1970, photo by Dave Bunge)

Bob

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