A YouTuber explains how electric trains work

Electric trains are true marvels of engineering.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Did you know that in electric trains, the power collected from the overhead lines ends up in the grounding cable of the track after flowing through the wheels? Electric trains are true marvels of engineering that use technologies such as three-phase power conversion, regenerative braking, and zig-zag overhead lines to carry passengers and cargo while remaining environmentally friendly.

In order to help you understand these complex technologies, YouTuber Lesics starts with the simplest version of an electric train with a single sliding wire and explains in great detail how it works. The narration is accompanied by some very clear and enlightening illustrations of how this model works. One thing is for sure after this demonstration not many questions are left unanswered.

But Lesics does not stop there. He goes on to explain even more complex electric trains with even more advanced technologies. So what do these futuristic trains look like and how do they function? How evolved is electric train technology and how safe is it? How environmentally friendly are electric trains and why are they not more popular? What is the future of this type of technology?  This video answers all these questions and more.

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