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Hi:
I am modeling Pacific Electric RR.
I found that some locos have poles AND pantographs. Why ??
The overhead installation, is the same for both devices ??
How does work the pantographs in the poles divergers ??
Thanks for your answer. Guillermo
 

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Hi:
I am modeling Pacific Electric RR.
I found that some locos have poles AND pantographs. Why ??
The overhead installation, is the same for both devices ??
How does work the pantographs in the poles divergers ??
Thanks for your answer. Guillermo
Welcome to the site Guillermo.

I am not an expert but,
I think it was because some of the lines would only work with poles so they lowered the pantographs and raised the pole to continue when they got to that part of the line.
I think.

A good site for you to read,

http://www.lafn.org/~dave/trans/rail/electric_rr.html


While looking for an answer The Key System came up on the topic.
I think it had something to do with being able to run on Key System also, I guess they had to use the pole to run it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_System

Maybe someone else will chime in don't give up.:D
Anyone know?
 

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43 views and no one knows yet.:dunno:
 

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Sorry, guys...

While I know nothing about pantographs and poles, I love the unusual Pacific Electric service engines... :)





Been to see this one in real life at TravelTown...






But this is absolutely heartbreaking... :(

 

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I am not an expert but,
I think it was because some of the lines would only work with poles so they lowered the pantographs and raised the pole to continue when they got to that part of the line.
I think.
I'm clueless on this subject, but I'd have to say that Ed's comment makes logical sense ... right?

TJ
 

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Welcome Guillermo. I pray the best for you Pacific Electric pike. This will be a challange, because it get's expensive past the Bachmann PCC streetcars. However, I have all the confidence you can do it. - :)
 

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Another new poster and never came back.:confused:
 
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