In the early days of TDU - perhaps 20 years back - one of our
correspondents outlined the standard procedures in Glasgow if a driver came
across live trolleywire down.
I can't find the post, but (from memory) it went something like this:
"If driver sees a trolley wire down he should take the rubber gloves out
of the box in the tram cab, grasp the trolleywire and touch it three times
to the rails"
(Note the consideration of automatic re-close!)
The correspondent had the original document from an older relative and said
that he could vouch for it being real. He also had a certificate of
appreciation presented to the
Mal Rowe - AU