The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Why don't conductor rails short out in the show?  (Read 3338 times)

Offline casals

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Why don't conductor rails short out in the show?
« on: 06/02/2009 01:30:01 »
David Jones asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why don't conductor rails on the railways short out when heavy snow connects them not only to the ground beneath but also to the earthed track?

Surely there would at least be a massive current loss due to electrolysis of the snow?

What do you think?


 

Offline Chemistry4me

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 7709
    • View Profile
 

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 511
  • Thanked: 12 times
    • View Profile
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Why don't conductor rails short out in the show?
« Reply #2 on: 10/02/2009 19:02:36 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums