trolley wire


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trolley wire

[′träl·ē ‚wīr]
(electricity)
The means by which power is conveyed to an electric trolley locomotive; it is an overhead wire which conducts power to the locomotive by the trolley pole.
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Stations), superstructure replacement and substructure repairs; replacement of overhead trolley wire, vegetation clearing, tree trimming and installation of new trolley wire support structures in select locations; the completion of grade crossing warning device improvements (in Collingdale) and start of construction for communications-based train control.
The li-ion battery is an integral component of Bombardier s highly innovative, inductive charging system PRIMOVE that allows charging the main battery of the electrical propulsion system without a trolley wire while the vehicle is in operation.
Enormous quantities of copper have been used for trolley wires, the extension of trolley roads in the suburbs of larger towns and connecting neighboring centers, and the conversion of horde railroads into electric lines having all at once made extraordinary progress ...
May 14, 1962 Trolley wires crashed down on Leeds Road near Deighton sparking several small explosions and damaging a bus, but the passengers escaped injur y.
[begin strikethrough]1.[end strikethrough] "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled including a "moped", (and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails), but not including any [begin strikethrough]bicycle or "moped"[end strikethrough] vehicle moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchair or motorized bicycle.
"Motor vehicle" means any vehicle which is self-propelled, including a "moped", (and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails), but not including an vehicle moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs or motorized bicycles.
When Charity and Cleo open the door, just as Cleo's inner-self has been transformed, her outer urban world is transformed: "The sun streamed in, the trolley wires sang, the spring birds lifted persuasive throats, the budding trees stretched out their green arms.
We clanked along the museums electric rail line, trolley wires overhead, on wooden car that had hauled poultry, apples and passengers between Petaluma and Sebastopol from 1904 to 1933.
The title refers to the "ducks" and "skates" which were the brackets holding the trolley wires and the skate which ran along them.
Qualification system without call for competition: Republication of the test system "profile trolley wires, longitudinal suspension ropes made of cu,
Activities include the following: install ITS to provide travel time information; install fiber communication as needed along the corridor to relay information back to the Traffic Management Center; and install poles for support of future trolley wires in two gap segments of the trolley network.