Posts Tagged ‘switch’

Close-up of switch

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Close-up of switch
electric trains
Image by lancea
Close-up of the complex switches on the overhead wires. Taken through the window of a moving train, just out of Wellington station.

Extensive work is underway on the Wellington regional railway in preparation for the arrival of new electric trains in 2010. Many new substations are being built. The overhead cables and tracks are being upgraded.

N NS EZ Remote Right-Hand Switch

Monday, July 25th, 2011

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How do you install the switch track for a bachmann e-z track HO Scale train track?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Question by koko: How do you install the switch track for a bachmann e-z track HO Scale train track?
I need more details about the wiring.

Best answer:

Answer by tang
most switches now have three wires red brown and green or maybe blue just hook them up and run to a switch board and then to your transformer also if you need cheep stuff look on ebay thats where i get alot of my stuff

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Will the U.S. phase out commuter trains that use diesel and switch to electric trains in the future?

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Question by Pope Bend-A-Dick: Will the U.S. phase out commuter trains that use diesel and switch to electric trains in the future?
I noticed how all the commuter trains here in Massachusetts use diesel engines. Will they switch to overhead lines in the not so distant future?

Best answer:

Answer by dieterzakas
Electrification is enormously expensive, to the extent that it’s only used on high-density lines. In this time of tight money, even transit agencies are suffering; any substantial capital undertaking would have to go before the state legislature, and to raise the money would mean issuing debt in the form of bonds. Given that paying these bonds would mean increased taxes, the taxpayers would effectively say, “No dice.”

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