Ex-Class 314 Hydrogen Conversion video

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BigB

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Thanks Davie - good to see what happens to it during the week as it's always somewhere new when I'm on site!
 

GLC

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The conversion seems to involve much more than I had realised. I had assumed they would just stick a fuel cell in one of the coaches, wire it up to same cabling the pantograph used, and that would be it! Shows how much I know :D
 

gingertom

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anyone know if this machine going to retain the pantograph and all its gubbins or is it to be hydrogen + storage battery only?
 

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The conversion seems to involve much more than I had realised. I had assumed they would just stick a fuel cell in one of the coaches, wire it up to same cabling the pantograph used, and that would be it! Shows how much I know :D
You’d have to bypass the transformer for a start - no way you could get 25kV out of onboard fuel cells!
 

DAH37403

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anyone know if this machine going to retain the pantograph and all its gubbins or is it to be hydrogen + storage battery only?
All of the cables from the pantograph under vehicle have been removed for new equipment to be installed.
The pantograph will remain attached to the vehicle for weight /ride height issues.
If the new kit adds too much weight then the pan will be removed but not for now.

DAH
 

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