What I stated in my post is (to my knowledge) the current (pardon the pun) method of dealing with it.
--- InTramsDownUnder@..., "C. B." <brill21e@...> wrote:
> What is the official procedure these days in the present climate of health
> and safety? Or have the H&S guys not discovered this one yet?
> On 17 June 2011 22:45, Steve Ohlsen <steven_ohlsen@...> wrote:
> > **
> > I've only had two Insulated trams in my driving career.
> > First one was outside The Church at Wattle Valley rd.(70 route)
> > On an up (city bound run) i had just come through the crossover shunt.
> > The Council work crew had the tar sprayer going,Road rollers etc.
> > Next thing my power off light came on.
> > The tram was only going slow and the council boys were furiously waving me
> > through.
> > My Connie came down and said" what happened to the lights"? (I always drive
> > with lights
> > on ) &nb
> > sp;
> > )"
> > Have we lost the pole?? He asked. I said" check the Knots on the z ropes"
> > I said" I think we are insulated" Next thing the men pointed underneath
> > the tram as a a sheet of lightning came out from underneath.
> > I just held the brakes off button on and let momentium carry the tram
> > through
> > By Middle Camberwell shopping centre all was well and the tram ran normal
> > I rang Fleet operations who put over a p.a.
> > call &n
> > bsp; &nb
> > sp; ,passed the Scrubber car down about Wallen
> > Rd
> > The second Insulation was on a W At High St and St Kilda Rd. Build up of
> > sand tram just stopped.
> > Text book: down pole placed point bar under back wheel pole up drove off.
> > Point bar got weld marks on it be we got moving.
> > Steve O.