25Hz, did that plant engineer happen to mention how the conductors feel about having lost the front view. Since they are stationed at the rear of the first car, I imagine it must annoy them too, not to be able to look all the way thru out the front. You'd think the PA would have taken that into consideration........or maybe they just decided the conductor doesn't need to see out the front.
BTW, some time ago I told the Port Authority what I thought of their new cab design via e-mail thru their website, and they responded that they needed the full-cab design so they could mount the newly required "positive-train-control" equipment in the left-side of the cab. I don't buy that of course. I think it was just public-relations B/S, but that was their official response to my inquiry.