Being a photographer with a PTS certificate I’m able to undertake track work for clients. These images are of OHL works in Ipswich.
Railway electrification provides traction energy to electric trains, which may be passenger or freight, or consist of electric multiple units, where each passenger car receives it own power and no locomotive is needed. The electrical energy is conveyed to the trains by transmission lines to the railway, and then distributed within the railway network to the various trains, via OHL (Over Head Lines). These OHL carry 25,000 volts!
The trains have a pantograph mounted on the roof, which enables the power to be transmitted to the electric motors, providing traction for the train.