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Dear ZZ


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_locomotive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulator_(electricity)


Is it possible to insulate the High voltage-current lines for the electric locomotives ?. i.e. using glass, paper, teflon, rubber, plastic etc ?.

There are many train accidents where the people are electrocuted
as they climb the Train roof and accidentally touch the high voltage - current electric lines ?.

Which could be the Best insulator used for high voltage -current lines for electric trains ?.

Awaiting your reply,


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
The power lines are there to provide energy to motivate the vehicular trains.  If the wires are insulated the train cannot make contact and will not have power to move.

Better to provide barricades and fencing to keep people and animals away from the dangerous voltages.  

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

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Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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