I've noticed that some NS locos have flashing ditch lights and others do not. Is there a list somewhere that lists all of the NS locos that do and do not have flashing ditch lights?
ns3010 wrote:There are some locos out there that have constant steady ditch lights. IDK if NS has any, but I know none of Pan Am's alternate.
diburning wrote:My question was about present day NS locomotives and those only, not Pan Am. Pan Am has one locomotive with flashers which is the 382 which is ex-NS.Every NS engine I've had that was equipped with ditchlights, those ditchlights were capable of flashing. (aka crossing lights). Now not every Ns engine has ditchlights - a bunch of end cab switchers don't have them.
The FRA requirement states that if flashers are installed, then they must be working. The bare-bones requirement is that the locomotives must have ditch lights, but there is no requirement that they must flash. Engines leading without ditch lights must run at restricted speed of 30mph and must stop and protect every crossing.