Recent content by 1978NWUK

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    OLE Structure Bonds

    Simplistically, Black bonds are for bonding metallic structures to traction earth ensuring a quick disconnection of the supply under fault conditions i.e. structure to traction return rail or footbridge to traction return rail. Red bonds (dangerous when disconnected) are traction return i.e...
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    OLE - Classic Feeding - Return Conductor and Earth

    Great Strickland is an MPATS, Oxenholme is an ATFS. Natland has gone and all that remains is an SSP. Penrith is still functioning as a classic feeder.
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Correct, but this is as and when required due to severity of damage, the bulk of the time both trains and teams are out on electrification projects nationwide.
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Overhead Condition Renewals - OCR - ex WCRM OLE Alliance took in house after WC wrapped up
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Correct, and progress indeed!
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Aerial Earth Wire, part of the traction bonding system.
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Windsor Bridge south foundations have been installed by Northern Hub, same designer different contractor, no issues to date. --- old post above --- --- new post below --- I mentioned in my earlier post the issues aren't all quality related, theres a mixture of design problems and safety...
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    I wouldn't say quality as much as I'd say the green copper things that are on wood poles and run very very close to the concrete foundations!
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    The 5 structures were from a trial late last year, trialing a new piece of plant and pre dressing of steel exercise.....very successful!
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Apologies for the rather late response, you're close but no cigar I'm afraid☺. It wasn't V**k** or C***l*** or the swear word.
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    Start of the MG30s, You lot? I take it you're referring to the previous mob? It wasnt them or they that did the trial but another outfit :D
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    Blackpool - Manchester Electrification

    You'd be right it was a trial, but it wasnt they!!
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    OHLE down at Wolverton (again?)

    Contact wire parted definitely, on the crossover as well, quite strange for contact wire to part like that unless it's come out of the KP, anyone any more info?
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    West Coast OHL damage 1/3

    Or not as it could seem, all comes down to equipment failure, could this have been spotted on the last wire run??

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