Eliphaz wrote:It's quite possible, though I counldnt locate a reference to prove it.
odd, since the removal of steam generators from the F units seems to be well documented.
Hopefully Dave Hutchinson will be along to enlighten us.
Sorry I'm late, been on vacation paintin' the house.
As has already been said, some GP-7's were equipped with the train lighting equipment as built by EMD and some were retrofitted by the B&M at Billerica Shops. 1557 - 1559 - 1560 never got train lighting equipment and were used mostly up country on the Conn River for local passenger work hauling generator and battery equipped cars. The train lighting equipment was used exclusively in the Boston commuter service along with steam generator to provide heat, as the Budd RDC's bumped more and more of the Geeps from commuter service, the steam generators were removed from all but a handful that were kept active for Conn River trains and the ever popular summer "Camp Trains" to Maine. A lot of the Geeps kept their steam generator roof fittings, but they were plated over or sometimes removed altogether, I guess it depended on how energetic the guys removing the stuff were at the time. I have many shots in my collection showing plated over fittings still on the roof even in the late 1970's, but you almost always saw the water fill plated over.