844 Pilot question

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844 Pilot question
Posted by bb4884 on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 10:26 PM
What is the use of those shiny silver flaps on each side of the pilot?
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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 10:53 PM

Got a photo that shows them?

 

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Posted by bb4884 on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 10:59 PM

Ashamed [*^_^*]

I was at railpictures.net looking at Pict's of 844, noticing an interesting trend, these "flaps" are only in use while the engine is parked. Then I noticed what they are covering. They are there to prevent morons from climbing on the pilot.

I should think more, post less....... Ashamed [*^_^*]

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=203005&nseq=11

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:11 PM

That may be what those are, but they sure don't appear to be "moron" proof!

 

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Posted by TomDiehl on Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:23 AM
 Semper Vaporo wrote:

That may be what those are, but they sure don't appear to be "moron" proof!

 

Nothing can be truly "moron proof" because morons are so ingenious.

Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to. Chief of Sanitation; Clowntown
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Posted by bb4884 on Friday, October 26, 2007 12:11 PM
Got another 844 question, how many miles do you think 844 has under her belt(Ballpark Estimate)?

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