Re: Red lights on CN units
Author: OPRRMS
Date: 05-01-2021 - 23:23

BN Oly Wrote:
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> On most newer CN units there are one or two red
> lights either mounted near the ditch light, or up
> on the carbody almost like a classification light.
> I thought they might be used in DPU as a rear end
> marker rather than a dim headlight, but recently I
> saw a BNSF grain train with a CN DPU on the rear
> and the red light was not on. Am I correct in
> regard to what those red lights are for?

BNSF uses the General Code of Operating Rules.

"5.10.1 Highly Visible Markers

Display a highly visible marker at the rear of every train as follows:

From 1 hour before sunset to 1 hour after sunrise.
When weather conditions restrict visibility to less than 1/2 mile.

A marker equipped with a functioning photo-electric cell will automatically illuminate at the appropriate time.

When an engine is operating without cars or is at the rear of the train, the trailing headlight illuminated on dim may be used as a marker."



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Red lights on CN units BN Oly 05-01-2021 - 22:02
  Re: Red lights on CN units Bozo 05-01-2021 - 23:05
  Re: Red lights on CN units OPRRMS 05-01-2021 - 23:23
  Re: Red lights on CN units Great answer! 05-02-2021 - 09:34
  Re: Red lights on CN units OPRRMS 05-02-2021 - 10:37
  You don't have to turn on the red lights Roxanne 05-02-2021 - 16:49
  Re: Red lights on CN units BN Oly 05-02-2021 - 20:29
  Re: Red lights on CN units Bozo 05-03-2021 - 11:01


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