Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

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Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby Monon-FC » Aug 17th, '15, 18:59

Was wondering what lights would have been used (if any) on a B unit of an EMD F3 ??,...or even an F7 ??

Would it have had any type of "white" light for backing ??? A "red" light for a warning/beacon light ???

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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby cnrglen » Aug 17th, '15, 21:10

I think any lighting on the B or even on the back of the A was railway specific. Canadian National had a small light on the left side-ends of their B's and one on the back left of their A's

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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby BR60103 » Aug 17th, '15, 22:15

ePaw has prototype photos -- one example about 4 posts in

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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby e-paw » Aug 18th, '15, 12:23

Well most of the pictures that I had posted here have been lost to the abiss with the last update. But, as was stated earlier the lighting is railroad dependent. At a minimum, a head light at each end is required. Our F-3b was originally owned by the Boston & Maine. The head lights are controlled manually from a switch located inside each of the end doors, other railroads may have a different system. Hope that helps.
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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby Monon-FC » Aug 18th, '15, 21:12

Thanks very much for the info and pics,...this has been most helpful and interesting !!!


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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby BR60103 » Aug 18th, '15, 22:27

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

Did any roads use removable headlights that fit over a hook of some sort and could be moved to where needed? Or were they all bolted on?
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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby cnrglen » Aug 19th, '15, 00:16

Again, it might have been railway specific. Its best to find pictures of your prototype and go with that.
I also know that Canadian Railways originally used ditch lights that were removable and used in the mountains, so with that example there is probably a prototype for anything.
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Re: Lights on a EMD F3B unit ???

Postby BR60103 » Aug 19th, '15, 22:20

To amplify what I said, I may have been thinking of RDCs. A lot of RDC pictures show a light on the front door, just below the window. Other pictures don't have a light. The ones with headlights are all CPR. I found a picture of a CP RDC with an upside-down U shaped handrail on the door that the light would be hung from.
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