DWJ to Australia (was RE: September 6th)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 15 20:08:12 EDT 2003


--- minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

You know
> those sort of hoops over
> the train, with the wires running along between 'em
> parallel with the track
> below?  

The bits on the top of an electric train used to get
the electricity from overhead wires are called
pantographs - so now you all know. I have no idea why
they are so called but suspect that it is by visual
analogy with the drawing instrument of the same name.

Jon


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