|Kelley Park Trolley Service Temporarily Curtailed|
On January 19 the area in and around History San Jose took a number of lightning strikes that include the Power Substation.
PG&E repaired their damage quickly and confirmed that we have 480 VAC to the substation.
After two visits from Cupertino Electric (pro bono), we have identified and repaired several blown components.
The next item that is suspect is a âType 76 DC Overcurrentâ. It has been returned to the manufacturer for repair. Expected return will not be known until they test it on 2/8 (or so).
The area we are focusing on is the controls, which are not well protected from incoming AC problems.
The substation was installed in 1987.
Challenging us is the fact that most electricians have limited skill in the area of DC controls.
Some Historic Transportation Experience (HTE) classes are being held without the trolley operating, but until we have power, that is the best we can do. The present outlook for return of service is early March and that is just a guess at this time.