I noticed that some RS-3's have their lights vertical and some horizontal . Was this up to the railroad which way they wanted their headlights ? or did this happen while being rebuilt ?
Moderator: Franklin Gowen
Could the Railroad specify which way they wanted the headlights or was that still up to the factory ?The Pyle-National twin sealed beam casting in later production was installed at the factory but could also very easily be used to upgrade the older "golden glow" parabolic mirrors. The are mounted with eight 9/16" machine screws arrange in a symetrical pattern so it is pretty easy to mount in any one of those 4 positions. Even to change from horizontal to vertical can be done in less than a half hour with small hand tools.