Re: Pantograph Operation - Melbourne
  Richard Youl

As the length of the insulating material in the centre of the SI is greater than the length of the pantograph head to avoid bridging the two sections, it is necessary to cut power to avoid an arc which burns the insulating material and adjacent metal.


On 9 Jan 2019, at 7:48 pm, Ronald Besdansky shrdlu.junction@...> wrote:

Are drivers still required to cut-off at section insulators and H-crossings?

I remember Green Men noting down the numbers of trams drawing an arc as they crossed Swamston St in Collins St - not wanting to lose momentum for the climb beside the Town Hall?