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    Didn't the ATSF Seligman include FP45's in Warbonnet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eolesen View Post
    Didn't the ATSF Seligman include FP45's in Warbonnet?
    Correct. #90 and #93 in Warbonnet scheme came with the first version of the ATSF Seligman route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eolesen View Post
    Didn't the ATSF Seligman include FP45's in Warbonnet?

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    That was Superfleet Warbonnet.
    Amtrakman is looking for the as-delivered Warbonnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarleton View Post
    That was Superfleet Warbonnet.
    Amtrakman is looking for the as-delivered Warbonnet.
    Like this, 108 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in California
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    Not relevant to this post but I was in the cab of 108 during the restoration, I didn't realize how big the cabs are, you could party with 10 friends in there
    Jim

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    Jim, I was up in one of the Metra F40C's when they were running a couple as "stand-in's" when the workhorse F40's were being overhauled a few years back, and I thought the same thing. A lot of empty space in the cab. You could open up a folding table and layout a meat tray and side dishes.
    One of the things the engineer particularly liked were the teardrop windows; good view down right for when working in tighter quarters, or if crew/MOW work was close to tracks and trains. I agree, I liked that extra view down and to the right. Same in the SD60/SD70M's.
    I wonder why EMD did away with the teardrops (And GE on the CN D9/ES44's).
    Anyone have thoughts on that?
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    Neil EMD has always been about production units all being the same cookie cutter material which is how they became so successful. Keeping everything standard simplifies production and availability
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    Quote Originally Posted by qballbandit View Post
    I wonder why EMD did away with the teardrops (And GE on the CN D9/ES44's).
    Anyone have thoughts on that?
    Square safety glass is easier to source stock and handle vs odd shaped glass?....

    Seriously, needing a specific left or right window part adds a lot of overhead vs a universal shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qballbandit View Post
    Jim, I was up in one of the Metra F40C's when they were running a couple as "stand-in's" when the workhorse F40's were being overhauled a few years back, and I thought the same thing. A lot of empty space in the cab. You could open up a folding table and layout a meat tray and side dishes.
    And a Keg I'm sure everyone is right about cost savings just making everything cookie cutter, the bean counters don't have to operate the train.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by qballbandit View Post
    Jim, I was up in one of the Metra F40C's when they were running a couple as "stand-in's" when the workhorse F40's were being overhauled a few years back, and I thought the same thing. A lot of empty space in the cab. You could open up a folding table and layout a meat tray and side dishes.
    One of the things the engineer particularly liked were the teardrop windows; good view down right for when working in tighter quarters, or if crew/MOW work was close to tracks and trains. I agree, I liked that extra view down and to the right. Same in the SD60/SD70M's.
    I wonder why EMD did away with the teardrops (And GE on the CN D9/ES44's).
    Anyone have thoughts on that?

    Neil at CN we hated when they went to the generic rectangular window and away from the teardrop one. So much easier switching and seeing your CDNR standing on the front porch but am glad it has come back on the Tier4 SD70Ace
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