Cranbourne Line out of action on 14/11/06

 
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
I had a quick look and can't see anything about this. This morning buses had replaced trains on the Cranbourne line, a problem with the overhead apparently. There was a Siemans train with a broken pantograph at Cranbourne station, at about 7:00am this morning.

Anyone know anything more?

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  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
No news here, but that sounds like the train contacted some sort of obstruction on the overhead.

Camms Road level crossing is notorious for runners being aimed at the overhead.  There's been a pair there on the catenary (top) wire on many occasions I've passed by.  

If the obstruction was instead over the contact or trolley wire which is the lower of the two then the pantograph would likely strike it causing damage which may well disable the train.  This might in itself cause the overhead to trip out or the need to get someone onto the train roof might be the cause of the power outage.
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
The radio this morning, said 'vandles had done something to the overhead wire'

Sounded so much like another news report from that area a week or two ago.

Vandles had cut telstra phone lines - This had cut off 1,000 customers.

Someone had lifted off the man hole covers at two locations, cut the phone wire, and started to pull out the wire at one end.

Where someone trying to disable the alarm system of a house they wanted to rob, or where they trying to steal the copper for the money.

When I first heard about this train thing this morning, 'perhaps they are trying to steal bits of the overhead wire this time'
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
Bloody copper thieves again most likely!

The Beeb this morning had a news report regarding this same problem with the Italian railways.  They've had heaps of copper wire thefts from signals/tracks but they've managed to arrest 22 copper-nickers!  Thieves don't seem to care how many commuters they strand....

Cheers,
Dreadnought
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere

they've managed to arrest 22 copper-nickers

11 pairs of copper knickers?     Or for that should we read Copernicus???

It's becoming a problem in some parts of the world but with 1500 volts running through the overhead you'd like to think that if someone in Cranbourne decided to help themselves to some copper they'd get quite a shock in the process.
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
Maybe they want to become conductors??
Cheers,
Dreadnought
  MTA Train Controller

Location: Somewhere near Box Hill, missing the 4D
Well done all. The runners over the caternary was something I hadn't previously considered, though I have wondered how trains usually managed to pull it down
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
Someone had lifted off the man hole covers at two locations, cut the phone wire, and started to pull out the wire at one end.

Where someone trying to disable the alarm system of a house they wanted to rob, or where they trying to steal the copper for the money.
"jimoncrack"
the sort of thing that out-of control crack fiends would do to get their next fix when their railway empire's facing serious ongoing liquidity problems, eh Jimmy?

When I first heard about this train thing this morning, 'perhaps they are trying to steal bits of the overhead wire this time'
"jimoncrack"
You probably then thought 'how much crack could I get if I removed a km or two from Narre?
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
The radio this morning, said 'vandles had done something to the overhead wire'

Sounded so much like another news report from that area a week or two ago.

Vandles had cut telstra phone lines - This had cut off 1,000 customers.

Someone had lifted off the man hole covers at two locations, cut the phone wire, and started to pull out the wire at one end.

Where someone trying to disable the alarm system of a house they wanted to rob, or where they trying to steal the copper for the money.

When I first heard about this train thing this morning, 'perhaps they are trying to steal bits of the overhead wire this time'
"tranzitjim"
Do you mean they've taken the wire, or just damaged it? Wouldn't they be electricuted cutting the wire??

Cheers
  MTA Train Controller

Location: Somewhere near Box Hill, missing the 4D
I think you could probably cut it without electricuting yourself if you tried hard enough, but I'm sure there are better places to steal it from
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

A couple years ago while I was in Brisbane, some idiots used skipping ropes to bring down the wires on the Cleveland line.
  ThatGuyOverThere Deputy Commissioner

Location: Vocation: Migration: Animation:
Possibly this occurred as an "End of VCE" celebration? Tying the ill-fitting shoes together and throwing them somewhere they can cause the most damage?
  PalmerEldritch Say goodnight to the bad guy

Location: Princes Park, Carlton
Possibly this occurred as an "End of VCE" celebration? Tying the ill-fitting shoes together and throwing them somewhere they can cause the most damage?
"ThatGuyOverThere"

If that was the case the Crimebourne teenagers would have done better to throw them at each other's heads.....
  territoryexpress Train Controller

Location: on a slow freight headed south
Bloody copper thieves again most likely!

The Beeb this morning had a news report regarding this same problem with the Italian railways.  They've had heaps of copper wire thefts from signals/tracks but they've managed to arrest 22 copper-nickers!  Thieves don't seem to care how many commuters they strand....

Cheers,
Dreadnought
"Dreadnought"


who would want to steal coppers   there all crooked anyway
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
Possibly this occurred as an "End of VCE" celebration? Tying the ill-fitting shoes together and throwing them somewhere they can cause the most damage?
"ThatGuyOverThere"


Students doing VCE in Cranbourne?????
No-one there would get that far, would they?
Cheers,
Dreadnought
  ThatGuyOverThere Deputy Commissioner

Location: Vocation: Migration: Animation:

Students doing VCE in Cranbourne?????
No-one there would get that far, would they?
Cheers,
Dreadnought
"Dreadnought"

They do, however they assume their scores are IQ numbers.

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