Though any number of ''shrills'' from the spin doctoring overpersonneled
agencies and the favoured consultants use the term "legacy systems" as a
pejorative put down I think that without exception informed commentators
regard legacy systems as a repository of leading edge tramway
construction, operational and maintenance expertise, albeit often
shackled by financial and political constraints.
Many of the new builds reflect the monuments to egos form of
construction which places the emphasis on edifices rather than the
creation of an efficient and functionally operational system, or
alternatively reflect the ignorance of the uninformed buyer and their
prioritization of political warm feelings above the optimum solution to
the transport issues involved.
On 16/10/2020 1:11 pm, David Batho wrote:
> Funny that ‘legacy’ systems often run better and more efficiently than ‘new-build’ systems which use all the latest tricks and fads!
>> On 15 Oct 2020, at 5:52 pm, Mal Rowe mal.rowe@...> wrote:
>> Tram systems like Melbourne and Toronto are often called 'legacy systems' - and it's not a compliment.
>> However, the legacy is real and includes the sharing of assets with other utilities.
>> A power pole was being replaced near my place today and Yarra were there transferring span wires across to the new pole.
>> Mal Rowe - who thinks that's probably a fairly efficient use of an asset