Small Light on C40-8W Cab

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Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Postby cr9617 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:31 pm

Does anyone know the purpose of the small light on the cab that I highlighted in the first picture? I wanna say that I've seen a picture of it lit up orange, but I'm not really sure.

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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Postby amtrakhogger » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:40 pm

It is a light indicating the ATC (cab signals) are cut in and functioning.
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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Postby cr9617 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:42 am

Oh ok, do any other engines have it?
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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Postby amtrakhogger » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:34 am

cr9617 wrote:Oh ok, do any other engines have it?


All "foreign" railroads that operate on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor usually have such a light on the side of all locomotives (including cab cars.) This would include, CSX, NS, Septa, NJT, LIRR, P&W, etc. Most freight locos lights are yellow, while the passenger carriers
are lunar white or blue.
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Re: Small Light on C40-8W Cab

Postby cr9617 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:20 pm

thanks.
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