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Overhead line electrification

Overhead wires used to supply power to electric trains

Fresh copper contact wire in place on one track at Sunshine

17 September 2019 09:36 AM
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Fresh copper contact wire at Flinders Street platform 5

30 May 2019 17:17 PM
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New copper dropper wire, yet to be attached to the contact wire

17 October 2012 14:53 PM
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New and shiny looking copper contact wire

12 July 2012 18:41 PM
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Short jumper wire suspends the grooved contact wire from the stranded copper catenary wire

7 July 2012 16:05 PM
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Clamp that suspends the solid copper contact wire from the vertical dropper wire

The contact wire is the level wire on the bottom, which the pantograph runs along. It has a groove either side, that the clamp grabs onto.

7 July 2012 16:04 PM
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Clamp that attaches the vertical dropper wire to the stranded copper catenary wire

7 July 2012 16:04 PM
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Brand new overhead above the Spencer Street goods lines: still copper coloured

9 June 2005 13:04 PM
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Brand new overhead above the Spencer Street goods lines: still copper coloured

9 June 2005 13:02 PM
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