Is the RADIO (15A) circuit breaker fed generally from the battery side of the battery knife switch, or are some EMD models one way and on others the breaker is connected like most other breakers on the circuit breaker panel?
Desertdweller wrote:Golden Arm: You'll get a kick out of this one.it almost sounds like a watco locomotive. i was in kansas recently, running a watco train. the eot head end box was wired to the speedo circuit. when you plugged it in, the speedo quit working. so, it was just pushed into the socket enough to hold it in place. need to see if the train's all there? push it in hard. once you knew it was, wiggle a little bit on the plug, and get the speedo back. and yes, that pile was one of the cn (un)comfort(able) cab gp-40's.
I was working on a short line railroad in Mississippi. We had some wide-cab GP40s (originally CN) the railroad had acquired third-hand. This railroad used them for power on locals.
I went to pick up a local at an outlying point. There was a wide-cab GP40 (GP40W?) on the point.
It was my first time running one of those. But on making my inspection, something was apparently wrong with the radio.
The radio would not work unless the headlight was turned on. OK, but....if the headlight was on low, the radio would receive but not transmit. If the headlight was on high, the radio would both send and receive.