?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Wires - Capital Adventures
September 26th, 2009
11:07 pm
[User Picture]

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Wires




Guys in hi-vis stringing new trolley-bus cables up. The new ones are beautiful bright and shiny naked copper. I'm glad I got to see them before they tarnish.

Tags: ,

(12 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:micheinnz
Date:September 26th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
(Link)
<3
[User Picture]
From:wcg
Date:September 26th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
(Link)
I was guessing you'd like this one. Then I saw your comment.
[User Picture]
From:micheinnz
Date:September 26th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
(Link)
I work with guys who do very similar things to that. Not trolleybus wires, but actual distribution networking. No bare copper (because hey, no), but beautiful nonetheless.
[User Picture]
From:dianavilliers
Date:September 26th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I do sometimes take pictures with a specific person in mind - without knowing you I may not have taken the camera out of the bag for this one. Glad you like it!
From:siliconshaman
Date:September 26th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Wait.. you have trolley buses? Cool !
[User Picture]
From:dianavilliers
Date:September 26th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yep! The new ones are quite nice, and they're all far nicer to be stuck behind when you're on a scooter than a diesel.
From:siliconshaman
Date:September 26th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yeah, I'd imagine they would be... probably do wonders for traffic congestion too.

I seriously hope they get their fingers out with the Leeds trolly/tram network, but so far construction is stalled thanks 'the recession'..that being the excuse today. [really, hasn't anything to do with the budget for it being 're-purposed' to pay for 150% pay rises for the local counsellors...for the last 5 years!]
[User Picture]
From:dianavilliers
Date:September 26th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
(Link)
But infrastructure investment is a great thing to do in a recession. Construction contractors are available to the government at a cut-price rate, keeps people in work and keeps businesses afloat - and you get useful stuff like trolleybuses too.

Edited at 2009-09-26 09:17 pm (UTC)
From:siliconshaman
Date:September 26th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
(Link)
From your lips to Gordon Brown's ears...I hope..

Seriously though, there a whole raft of big projects that have been stalled out for one reason or another....one reason being people voting themselves pay rises.
[User Picture]
From:madshutterbug
Date:September 27th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I recall in Chch some of the bus' were diesel, and others electric. The only trolley car was on the old, preserved loop. We did ride that, as it went past several places we wanted to see anyway. And, one evening with friends, rode the 'restaurant' car. An evening following the same loop (IIRC we went around about 5 times for the duration of the meal) while the sun finished setting and the city lights came up. Pretty good food, too.
[User Picture]
From:dianavilliers
Date:September 28th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
(Link)
The electric buses in Christchurch are actually diesel-electric hybrids, and yes the tram is purely a tourist attraction, not public transport.
[User Picture]
From:firesmithsghost
Date:September 26th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Lots of sharp angles and things that full up the photo with the busy and makes the eye work to see everything.

Good shooting this.
Powered by LiveJournal.com