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    Default Question about the cab of DASH-9

    Hello,

    I am looking for information about GE Dash 9-44CW .
    I would like to know if somebody could explain itself difference between the "Gull Wing Cab" and "the standard wide cab" ?

    If you have photos to show me difference, I could better understand.

    Still thank you in all for your help.

    Roderizator.




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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    Dear Adam,

    It's not easy to see difference on the two images that you published. But still thank you for your help.
    Bye and have a good day.

    Roderizator.



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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    York Canyon mine on ATSF's Raton Pass line, IIRC.
    Also, I think it was only six-axle units that got the "gullwing" roof, whereas the four-axle ex-ATSF widecab Dash-8s have the standard roof?

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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    No, Santa Fe's 800 Class C40-8W's also had Inverted Gull wings. But like you said, the B40-8W's DONT have them ;) It will be interesting to see if BNSF's new ES44AC's will have Gull Wings? :D

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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    Yes, I said only the four-axle Dash-8s did not have gullwings ;-) Guess ATSF preferred six-axle stuff on coal trains and let the four-axle locos handle intermodal and fast manifests...

    I think it has been mentioned before that the BNSF ES44ACs will not have gullwings

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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    Actually, the units from the second order of B40-8W's (numbers 560 and higher) do have the gullwing cab. In fact, they may have been the first units on the ATSF roster with that feature. Perhaps they may have been testbeds for the later C40-8W's, because I cannot image them pulling coal trains over Raton Pass.

    Henry

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    Default RE: Question about the cab of DASH-9

    The difference is that the Gullwings have a cut-out on both sides of the cab roof. This was to stop the roof fouling on a coal loader, I can't remember where :)

    Adam

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