Query on Black star (in overheads)

 
  Westrain Station Master

Location: Dandenong
Hey guys, just wondering what is meant by the Black star in the overhead wires at the end of platform 8south at southern cross. Is it suppost to be a white star with black dot, just dirty??  
Just curious and thanks to anyone albe to answer my query Smile

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  toastywarmhamster Station Master

Location: Space and Time
Hey guys, just wondering what is meant by the Black star in the overhead wires at the end of platform 8south at southern cross. Is it suppost to be a white star with black dot, just dirty??  
Just curious and thanks to anyone albe to answer my query Smile
Westrain
Its called a terminal stop sign - Its placed about 15 metres before the place where the pantograph would leave the contact wire..

It is probably there from when they weren't sending power to that section. Like most things it wont be removed now they are sending power down the line
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Its called a terminal stop sign - Its placed about 15 metres before the place where the pantograph would leave the contact wire..

It is probably there from when they weren't sending power to that section. Like most things it wont be removed now they are sending power down the line
toastywarmhamster
So if a black star is a "terminal stop sign" what's the white star with the black dot inside it?
  toastywarmhamster Station Master

Location: Space and Time
So if a black star is a "terminal stop sign" what's the white star with the black dot inside it?
duttonbay
hmmmm....good point.. Must read closer next time. ...
In answer to the OP - its probably just grime on the terminal stop from diesel loco's
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
My hazy recollection is that a white star with a black dot marked either:

  1. The end of the overhead (ie electric operation)
  2. The stopping point on a platform at which all electric trains were to stop, as distinct from 2, 4 and 7 car marks.
  3. Perhaps both depending on circumstances

At this point of time I am unsure. Never heard of a black star (perhaps some new fangled thing invented for the sake of change and not meant to be seen in the dark).
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

If you see a black star you're looking at the back of it.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

If you see a black star you're looking at the back of it.
Madjikthise
Aha!  I remember as a young teenager riding with the guard at Puffing Billy (probably in the days when operating crews were VR) and asking him the meaning of the black crosses alongside the track. They were, of course, the back of the white cross whistle boards. Smile
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
If you see a black star you're looking at the back of it.
Madjikthise
Well done!
Too busy searching for a complicated reason.Smile

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