Attempted Green Line Copper Theft

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Attempted Green Line Copper Theft

Postby typesix » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:07 pm

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Re: Attempted Green Line copper theft

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:44 pm

Does the signal system not use alot of power? Just wondering how a simple pair of work gloves were enough to keep him from being electrocuted, nor was it detected by anyone who keeps an eye on the signals at HQ. Or does the signal system go dark during the system's downtime?
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Re: Attempted Green Line copper theft

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:13 pm

BostonUrbEx wrote:Does the signal system not use alot of power? Just wondering how a simple pair of work gloves were enough to keep him from being electrocuted, nor was it detected by anyone who keeps an eye on the signals at HQ. Or does the signal system go dark during the system's downtime?


I think it's low-voltage DC. But even if it weren't it is possible to de-wire a live regular-voltage feed without getting electrocuted if you know exactly what you're doing.

Those Darwin Winners who occasionally make the news for trying to steal live catenary wire...they're not the smart ones.


Yes...GL signals are on 24/7 unless the signals themselves are being actively serviced.
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