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Cab view C&NW F-7 # 411

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Cab view C&NW F-7 # 411
Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, July 19, 2021 3:52 PM

Damn, the operating crew is just kids!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQaLXltoo88

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, July 19, 2021 4:09 PM

Look at it this way, 80 years ago guys their age were flying B-17's!   Surprise

Actually, it's wonderful to see young ones like that taking an interest in historic rail equipment!  And it's wonderful for the IRM to get youngsters trained up and in the cabs ASAP.  Get 'em hooked early and you've got 'em for life!

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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Monday, July 19, 2021 9:10 PM

There appears to be another level of windows above what I expect to be the windows of an EMD F7 locomotive.  Is this an artifact of the camera angle, or did this locomotive have a kind of "sun roof"?

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?
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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, July 19, 2021 9:31 PM

Paul Milenkovic
There appears to be another level of windows above what I expect to be the windows of an EMD F7 locomotive.  Is this an artifact of the camera angle, or did this locomotive have a kind of "sun roof"?

Looks like it is camera placement that sees the area of the windschield above the sun visors that are in the UP position.  Made me think I was riding in one of the Greyhound VistaCruiser busses.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Monday, July 19, 2021 10:35 PM

It appears to be a reflection coming off the steel brace that supports the roof of the cab.

As the unit moves forward you can see a displacement of the catenary poles outside the cab compared to the reflection of those poles on the brace.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 9:33 AM

Paul Milenkovic
  Is this an artifact of the camera angle, or did this locomotive have a kind of "sun roof"?

I thought it was an artifact of the extreme wide-angle lens.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:40 AM

That's a reflection on the cab ceiling. At a very shallow angle the (surpringly shiny) ceiling is refelecting some of what is seen thru the winshield. It is quite an illusion!

 

Still in training.


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