Extended cabs on GP50s

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Extended cabs on GP50s

Post by USRailFan » Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:18 pm

From photos I've seen, a number of BN GP50s had cabs that extended further backwards than what was standard on these locomotives. What was the reason for these cabs?

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Post by U-Haul » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:47 am

The extended cabs were applied to five Burlington Northern GP50s. The GP50Ls were designed to acomidate a five person crew. Two people from the caboose, a engineer, and a conductor. I am not sure who the fifth person is.

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Post by USRailFan » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:49 am

I'd guess the five-man crew would be Engineer, Fireman, Headend brakeman + the Conductor and rear brakeman formerly situated in the caboose.

Does anyone have an interior photo of a cab like this? (Either from a BNSF GP50L or a CSX B23-7Q)

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Post by GN 599 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:12 pm

I had one of those on the point one time, the engineers seat went back, way bacK! :-D

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Post by Engineer Spike » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:17 am

I had one once, as a conductor. The nose was shorter. There was lots of space behind the engineer. When I had this unit, there were just 3 seats. The cab was about the same as any other engine, just longer.

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