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Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
Well, it seems the problem was not the pantographs after all but rather the train's computer systems which respond badly to being shut down incorrectly.

So much for fail-safe design, that's appalling. It would never have happened in the BREL days . Maybe they used Raspberry Pi computers, you have to shut those down properly before removing power otherwise you risk data loss. But you can't have everything for thirty quid!
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