Trolleybuses are quieter than internal combustion engine vehicles. Trolleybuses are equipped with special insulated pole ropes which drivers use to reconnect the trolley poles with the overhead wires. The frog runners are pushed into the desired position by the trolley shoe, or the frog is shaped so the shoe is guided onto the exit wire without any moving parts.
The wires also may impede positioning of overhead signage and create a hazard to activities such as road repairs using tall excavators or piling rigs, use of scaffolding, etc.
It continued in service in its original form into the s.
Dewirements — Trolley poles sometimes come off of the wire. These have gradually replaced high-floor designs, and byevery existing trolleybus system in Western Europe had purchased low-floor trolleybuses, with the La Spezia Italy system being the last one to do so,  and several systems in other parts of the world have purchased low-floor vehicles.
However, there were also a few single lines remaining elsewhere: More control required - Trolleybuses must be driven like motorbuses, requiring directional control by the driver.
Aesthetics - The jumble of overhead wires may be seen as unsightly. This noise can be directed to pedestrians in front of the vehicle, as opposed to motor noise which typically comes from the rear of a bus and is more noticeable to bystanders than to pedestrians.
Cable tram dummy and trailer on the St. Higher rolling resistance - Rubber-tired vehicles generally have more rolling resistance than steel wheels, which decreases energy efficiency.
Then, comparatively recently, during the s, a longer battery-operated tramway line ran from Milan to Bergamo. Otherwise the braking energy must be dissipated in resistance grids on the bus; this is called " dynamic braking ". Wire switches[ edit ] Trolleybus wire switch Trolleybus wire switches called frogs in the UK are used where a trolleybus line branches into two or where two lines join.
It was the first tram in the world in regular service that was run with electricity served by an overhead line with pantograph current collectors.
A speaker attached to the front of the vehicle can raise the noise to a desired "safe" level.
A single cable line also survives in WellingtonNew Zealand rebuilt in as a funicular but still called the " Wellington Cable Car ". In New York City some minor lines also used storage batteries.
Longevity and maintenance - Electric motors typically last longer than internal combustion motors, and cause less secondary damage from vibration, so electric buses tend to be very long-lived compared to motorbuses.
A San Francisco cable car: Gas[ edit ] In the late 19th and early 20th centuries a number of systems in various parts of the world employed trams powered by gas, naphtha gas or coal gas in particular. San Francisco operates its system using hydro power from the city-owned Hetch Hetchy generating plant.
Occasionally, "frog" has been used to refer to the entire switch assembly. By the s, the only full tramway system remaining in Australia was the Melbourne tram system. Part of its success is attributed to the development of an effective and reliable cable grip mechanism, to grab and release the moving cable without damage.
Triggering is typically accomplished by a pair of contacts, one on each wire close to and before the switch assembly, which power a pair of electromagnetsone in each frog with diverging wires.
The second city to operate cable trams was Dunedin in New Zealand, from to The use of guidance rail allows trams running in parallel lanes to pass closer together than drivers could safely steer.
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