Noel Weaver wrote:Interesting sidenote: When CSX took over, they found a stash of those covers; and were so impressed they put them on just about all the Northern locomotives around, their own as well as ours.TB Diamond wrote:Snow can plug up the air horns on a lead locomotive when drifts are deep enough and they are hit fast enough. Had this happen many times.In the Conrail days, they put a cover over the horns to try to prevent
this from taking place. It was at least somewhat successful.
Now that they're out, and the covers old and rotting, they won't spend the money to re-order what they themselves decided was a very useful device.
Illustrative of how CSX works.