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That is quite an amazing gaffe: Trolley gets a busted pantograph
By adamg on Sat, 04/01/2017 - 11:38am
The T's started Lechmere-North Station bustitution; could take several hours to repair the damage. Passengers on a trolley up on the viaduct had to be walked down to the station when one of its pantographs suddenly lost contact with the overhead wire in a shower of sparks.
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Always look on the bright side of life
Or as Matt puts it:
Saw it happen out my window
Accompanied by a loud flash/bang that got my attention. This is the second time this has happened recently in the same general stretch of the Lechmere viaduct...seems like there's a defect that needs to be addressed in the catenary. Got a photo of the arcing before the power was cut http://imgur.com/a/YkJOh
I've posted the key part of the photo. News right outside your window!