Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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cr9617
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Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Post by cr9617 »

Does anyone know the purpose of the small light on the cab that I highlighted in the first picture? I wanna say that I've seen a picture of it lit up orange, but I'm not really sure.

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amtrakhogger
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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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It is a light indicating the ATC (cab signals) are cut in and functioning.
He is a railroad man. Isn't there a discount for a railroad man?

cr9617
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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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Oh ok, do any other engines have it?

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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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cr9617 wrote:Oh ok, do any other engines have it?
All "foreign" railroads that operate on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor usually have such a light on the side of all locomotives (including cab cars.) This would include, CSX, NS, Septa, NJT, LIRR, P&W, etc. Most freight locos lights are yellow, while the passenger carriers
are lunar white or blue.
He is a railroad man. Isn't there a discount for a railroad man?

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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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thanks.

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