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A Pantograph and a 25 kV overhead line


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Electricity amazes me. All that horsepower coming through two little contact points, pantograph/catenary conductor.
There are model railroaders who build these systems from scratch. They operate at 12,000 millivolts. (12 volts)
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I used to teach classes on pantograph maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair... as well as the breaker, tap changer, and monitor. It seems like a crude system, but it's not.

And there's always someone who says "The wire isn't straight"... and doesn't understand that it's not supposed to be straight... (sigh)
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