CTrainDude Posted July 9, 2010 Report Share Posted July 9, 2010 Not sure what time the following incident happened, but when I got to Brentwood yesterday afternoon around 1700 to start my peice of work, I noticed a U2 consist at the inbound platform empty. SO I went over to get a closer look and noticed that the pantograph on the lead car (#2002) was down, but the pantographs on the other two cars were still up. Upon closer inspection I noticed the pantograph was damaged at the upper middle part. To me it looked like the carbon (If they have one?! ) was damaged / broken. I believe there is like a strip of carbon along the top of the pantograph, but I had never looked that close at one before. At about 1719 when I was starting work on my route 20, I glanced back and the U2 consist was gone. Anyone have any more info (And corrections) on this? You're pretty much bang on - operator heard a bang, substation went down. They finally got the substation back while the train had pantographs down, raised them and got the train to Brentwood. Cracked carbon shoe on car 02 pantograph, along with damaged catenary (a chicken and egg scenario). Lead car pantograph isolated and train returned to Anderson. Some service delays due to single-tracking and reduced speed through damaged catenary area until Enmax completed repairs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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