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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Midland Railway Torrisholme Junction Flower Tower electricity pylon concept Flower Tower electricity pylon concept
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Midland Railway Torrisholme Junction Flower Tower electricity pylon concept
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Huge structure.

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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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I thought this was a joke when I first saw it, but I think its a serious proposal to decarbonise road lorries

Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems

New construction in Slovakia photographed from moving train.

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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems

Early 25kV systems in the UK (including North Staffordshire) used round poles - very acceptable.

Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE
Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE

Once the juice comes into the Science Park, the pylons become nicely designed. Compare the two designs.

Project laws of OCS design

No. 1: Never design anything you wouldn't mind having at the end of your garden
No. 2: Don't leave any steel unused
No. 3: Structures should be 'as low as reasonably practicable'
No. 4: Multiple portals should use the same horizontal beam design
No. 5: There is no such thing as an insensitive area
No. 6: Cantilevers are inherently ugly
No. 7: Round poles are softer on the eye than H-beam profiles

Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE

Mixture of grey portals in front of classical tunnel mouths and Scottish National Library

Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE
Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE
Edinburgh Waverley overhead line electrification OLE
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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems

High dark TGV design masts hang over the parallel road

Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems
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Huge structures

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Overhead line electrification OLE OCS Overhead catenary  systems

New station built around the original Liverpool WCML electrification (using copper wires). Existing structures sit in pits in the platform including greasy weights. Extremely tall staircase/escalators span the full height OLE.

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