• Extended cabs on GP50s

  • Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
  by USRailFan
 
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?

  by U-Haul
 
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.

  by USRailFan
 
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)

  by GN 599
 
I had one of those on the point one time, the engineers seat went back, way bacK! :-D

  by Engineer Spike
 
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.