electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Tore S Bekkedal <toresbe_at_ifi.uio.no>
Date: Tue Dec 14 12:40:26 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 22:57 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:

> I have a feeling that a lot of trams and trolleybuses over here at least
> ran on DC, presumably for traction and speed control reasons. Whether
> they were candidates for being supplied by a DC grid or whether rotary
> converters were always used, I don't know.

Norwegian trains run DC... I've seen a tagger actually climb up on the
roof of a train, and before I could run to the veranda of my appartment
to tell him to get the fuck down, the dumb fuck stood up. He illuminated
the entire train exchange for a millisecond, and then all that was left
of him was one of his feet, that apparently hadn't made contact with the
grounded train roof. His charred remains were still burning 20 minutes
later, until the firemen came and cleaned up the mess.

By coincidence, two years later, I actually met the guy who was with
him, on the ground, and I was infuriated to watch him make up a story
about trying to run from a mob of violent security guards and this was
happening by accident...

Tore S Bekkedal <toresbe_at_ifi.uio.no>
Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 12:40:26 GMT

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