• P42 Windshield

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

Moderators: AMTK84, MEC407

  by Allen Hazen
 
I don't know, though "bug deflector" sprang to mind!
Notice that the one on the locomotive's left side has a straight bottom, the one on the right a curve to fit the contour of the nose: this makes me think it's a "field modification,' jury-rigged in railway workshops, and not a manufacturer-supplied option.

  by pennsy
 
Hi All,

Could it be something as simple as an anti glare device ? It is in the right position to block out, reflect away, glare from the sun and improve visibility.

  by MEC407
 
VIA's F40s have bug deflectors, so that would be my guess also.

  by SooLineRob
 
My guess is it's a "home shop" created snow deflector, which would do the same job as a bug shield...

  by L'mont
 
Thanks all