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Ealing dewirement cause identified.

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Ealing dewirement cause identified. - Posted: October 26, 2018 - 9:18 PM Quote and reply
The unit involved was freshly delivered from Italy; it seems they arrive with the pantograph head secured down for transit. It also seems that this
wasn’t ‘un-secured’ during its prep for its first trip. When the pantograph raises in the video, only the ‘knuckle’ raises, not the head - the knuckle
makes contact with the wires and headspans and begins to rip the lot down.

In an unrelated way all 80xs were apparently working on diesel power yesterday-25th October.


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