Montrealrail wrote:Here's some shot of the CP AC4400
let's come inside the CP 8858 AC4400dc
Nice pics, thanks for posting.
May I comment on the second picture -
the virtual monitor
Ok, the cab looks decently clean on the picture -
B-U-T ! )
- pardon my coming back on an aspect I have commented earlier -
is contemporary equipment?
My goodness - I don't believe it !? (- "Why - what's the matter?"- you may ask)
Well -> I may be jumping to conclusions, but this picture suggests to me, builders s-t-i-l-l
haven't got the news that engineers like any other normal people do have legs and I presume they do want to put them down somewhere in front of them when sitting in a chair?
Erh, no, I'm not talking of comfort
, it's basic ergonomics
Just look at those sturdy sharp edges waiting to hack into knees of anyone wanting to take a closer look at these monitors!
Could it be, builders still use that age-old sack of potatoes as a test dummy for cab seats? Nowadays filled with gene-tech never-rotting potatoes - sure, sure. Sorry if I may sound somewhat sarcastic, asking if they have inherited that test method from the steam loco designers as for one tradition carried on ..?
Although, at second thought - no, that's unfair: there was
leg room in front of seats in steam loco's cabs, there definitely was.
More so, they had provided numerous opportunities to put your legs up: on turrets, valve stands, controls, pipes and the likes - at various heights and in quite a selection of stances, too, ranging from tolerably reasonable to arguably absurd, free to choose according to each one's health and mobility to express one's posture and personality.
Besides, one more question:
Why do the high-fly rush-hush TGV or ICE high speed trains need to go that fffassst?
Because you couldn't ask the passengers to wedge down in these tiny seats for any longer ..
So, anyways, keep the diesels humming!
= J =