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[DRGW] Class lights on tunnel motors sfay88@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-12-02 06:07:52
[DRGW] Re: Class lights on tunnel motors Steven Seguine rgsteve@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-12-02 06:45:05
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<br class="yui-cursor"><div class="ygroups-quoted">I can&#39;t find specific dates online, but I seem to recall hearing some time in the mid-to-late-80&#39;s.&nbsp;</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">From what I recall, the railroads were no longer required to use class lights by the FRA(?), but class lights had to either be maintained in working over or removed/blanked.</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">In 1988, SP received their first GP60 locomotives. The holes for the class lights had apparently already been cut out but class lights not installed, as evidenced by the rubber gasketed &quot;blanks&quot;:</div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3776/32813070095_dfe3778290_b.jpg"; style="word-spacing:normal;">https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3776/32813070095_dfe3778290_b.jpg</a><br></div><div class="ygroups-quoted"><div style="width:450px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', 'san-serif', 'Roboto';" id="enhancrCard_1" class="link-enhancr-attachment link-enhancr-element"> <table class="link-enhancr-element" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="width:450px;height:170px;margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;display:block;"> <tbody><tr class="link-enhancr-element"> <td colspan="6" class="link-enhancr-element" style="height:1px;background-color:#e5e5e5;"> <div class="link-enhancr-element" style="height:1px;background-color:#e5e5e5;"></div> </td> </tr> <tr class="link-enhancr-element"> <td rowspan="2" class="link-enhancr-element" style="width:1px;background-color:#e5e5e5;"> <div class="link-enhancr-element" style="width:1px;background-color:#e5e5e5;"></div> </td> <td class="link-enhancr-element" rowspan="2" style="vertical-align:middle;width:168px;height:168px;background-color:#000000;"> <div class="link-enhancr-element" style="width:168px;" align="center"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3776/32813070095_dfe3778290_b.jpg"; 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wrote :<br><br><div id="ygrps-yiv-724512757">What year did they railroad stop using class lights. I can understand<br>
their usefulness in the era of depots / train stations but it seems a<br>
little irrelevant in modern railroad times.</div></div><div class="ygroups-quoted">&nbsp;</div>



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