brokenrail wrote:Any engineer that bumps his head going through the nose door of an F45 deserves it. What's an engineer, an "Aristocrat of Railway Labor" (BLE slogan), doing entering through the toilet anyway? You wouldn't enter an F7 through that little door. If you can't climb a ladder with a 50 lb. grip in your teeth you might as well stay home with mommy and the electric trains on the carpet.Well if they put the toilet in back like in the F-7's, we would still bump our heads on the small door in front. And those doors are a lot easier to enter than the nose door on an F-7. BTW, I've seen guys crack their skulls going in the side doors as well, F-7's, F-40's, F-45's, etc. Anyone dumb enough to drag their 50 lb grip by their teeth up the side ladder when there is an alternate available deserves there whacked out backs.
F45's are noisy. And that's in the cab. Imagine the engine room at run 8! I always enjoy a call to run an F45. Maybe because they are so unusual. But I still catch myself turning in my seat on curves only to look back at the cab wall.
Yes those engine rooms are very noisy in run 8, warm too.
Go ahead and back up.