Airco is an aftermarket Item on most smaller locomotive. their usualy roof mounted if overhead clearance allows.
The units look like airco's used on a motorhome.
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blippo wrote:I was wondering because in VA the temperatures today are expected at around 100 degrees. On CSX, most of the thru-frt lead motors are AC equipped. But the local frt aren't. I imagine it must be brutal for the engineer on 12 hr days.Oh yeah, that poor hog, sittin' on a train moving a lever back and forth whilst enjoying a cold drink!
razor wrote:Man, you NS guys got it rough.
Oh yeah, that poor hog, sittin' on a train moving a lever back and forth whilst enjoying a could drink!
The guys on the ground <i>really</i> suffer, but yay, the cab in a light engine can be like an oven. Most at least have a fan though and on the NS at least, 90% of the light engines are retrofitted with aftermarket A/C (but many don't work right).
When a crew gets power, they ask two questions: Does the A/C work? And do the seats recline?
Light power sucks, give me a widebody anytime.
SRS125 wrote:One question that has always come to my mind is why in the hell do all these Southern and Western Railroads paint there Locomotives Black? After all Black attracts the sun where as White would reflect it.Black and white are the cheapest paint colors. "White power" just seems wrong, so we paint them black.