Talk:Conduit current collection

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The French langauge section contains an interesting photograph of conduit trackage being installed in a Parisian street.

The caption is "Montage d’une voie de tramway à caniveau, avenue d’Antin. On notera la complexité du système. Une automotrice à vapeur circule sur une voie provisoire, à droite."

which in English could be translated as "Image of conduit tram trackage in Avenue D'Antin. One should note the complexity of the system. A self-powered steam tram passes by on the temporary trackage to the right".

Spsmiler 19:45, 14 October 2005 (UTC)


"New York City had the largest installation of conduit cars" - does anyone have the track distance figures for London and New York?Shrdlu junction (talk) 01:47, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Sealed conduits in the 21st century[edit]

The system on Bordeaux is conductive, not inductive, right? 2006

It is conductive in fact, but it is not a "sealed conduit"!! The third rail is flush with the street, but only energized when a tram is over it.

The nearest thing to a surviving conduit tramway[edit]

"The conduit systems in Berlin, Vienna and Budapest were very short-lived. All three were replaced by overhead working before World War I." Why was this, it's unfortunate becuase all three of these cities have retained trams and if they still had used conduit current collection in 1962 (when the Washington DC system closed) they almost certaily have eded up the last surving conduit tramways.Myrtone


The article says "In America the cars were sometimes popularly but incorrectly called trolleys, but did not typically draw power from overhead wire, as trolleys do." I'm not sure that this was in fact incorrect; trade publications and other technical sources used "underground trolley" for conduits and "overhead trolley" for the normal kind ([1], [2]). --NE2 09:57, 5 January 2007 (UTC)