Baldwin diesel headlights

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Baldwin diesel headlights

Post by louisfols » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:35 pm

I notice that there are 2 bulbs in headlights on these. Did they light both or was one a backup?

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Post by mitch kennedy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:24 am

From all the pix I've seen, 6000 thru 6005 had single-beam (one-bulb) headlights. All subsequent deliveries (6006-6033)had dual sealed-beam headlights. Both bulbs were used, making for more visibility.

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Re: Baldwin diesel headlights

Post by ex Budd man » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:16 pm

Much like steam engines early diesels had a seperate bulb and reflector. Later they were upgraded to sealed beams, using the original opening. Some were side by side, others stacked. Today its called retrofitting. Alco RS-2s & 3s are prime examples.
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