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Author Topic: AC overhead lines and 3rd rail on same layout ???  (Read 5245 times)

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Re: AC overhead lines and 3rd rail on same layout ???
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2014, 05:34:02 PM »
I can't speak for any UK Dual Voltage units as I have never ridden on one (I was a southern boy). Driving Auckland's new Electric Trains though, they have a noticeable clunk when the Main Circuit Breaker on the Roof opens and closes. Quite noticeable in the saloon of the AMP car (only one motor car has a Pantograph).

All the UK AC and dual voltage units have this - the clunk can be quite loud if you're sitting underneath the CB.  In other coaches you can tell when the neutral sections are because the aircon stops for a few seconds. 

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Re: AC overhead lines and 3rd rail on same layout ???
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2014, 06:59:49 PM »
who remembers the Watford - Euston / broad st class 501 EMU

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Re: AC overhead lines and 3rd rail on same layout ???
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2014, 10:02:55 PM »
I can't speak for any UK Dual Voltage units as I have never ridden on one (I was a southern boy). Driving Auckland's new Electric Trains though, they have a noticeable clunk when the Main Circuit Breaker on the Roof opens and closes. Quite noticeable in the saloon of the AMP car (only one motor car has a Pantograph).

All the UK AC and dual voltage units have this - the clunk can be quite loud if you're sitting underneath the CB.  In other coaches you can tell when the neutral sections are because the aircon stops for a few seconds.

Sounds like all UK units are set up the same as our new trains built by CAF then. Good to know.
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Re: AC overhead lines and 3rd rail on same layout ???
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2014, 01:34:47 PM »
who remembers the Watford - Euston / broad st class 501 EMU

Ouch rattle rattle ouch...and they had window bars that made them a travelling prison,. but they were only 3rd rail jobbies.
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