friedo: So was this guy trying to listen to the third rail, or do British trains have live current in the running rails? On the trains around here, I'm pretty sure nothing would happen if you touch the running rails, but the occasional bum gets fried on the third rail from time to time.
Maul555: so I did a little bit of googling, and aparrently this is what rail lines in the UK look like:[photos.wikimapia.org image 640x480]godstone:[s0.geograph.org.uk image 640x430]As you can see, there is clearly a 3rd rail, but it is not running down the center. It is weirdly offset so it runs right next to one of the tracks...
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