Allows sectioning of the overhead during repairs etc. Cheaper than a
On Thu., 10 Jan. 2019, 17:19 ma261065 mickalex@... wrote:
> Thanks Richard,
> I wonder what the point of it is though, considering that it's bridged by
> the cable above it.
> On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4:06:58 PM UTC+11, Richard Youl wrote:
>> I don’t recall seeing anybody reply to this.
>> It looks to me like a basically standard break insulator, requiring the
>> driver to cut power as the insulated material is almost certainly longer
>> than the width of the pantograph.
>> Usually bridging insulators have V shape wings to pick up the pantograph
>> while it is still on the approach side section of overhead. These are quite
>> common on the railways but there could be other designs more recently
>> developed which I have not seen. I’ll have to keep an eye open in Melbourne
>> next month.
>> On 9 Jan 2019, at 9:01 pm, ma261065 mick...@...> wrote:
>> Is this a breaking or no-break insulator (on Queen's Bridge)?
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