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« on: July 05, 2011, 06:32:37 AM »
Could anyone explain please why in the US when 2 locos are paired one faces forward and one backwards.  Any particular reason or am I missing the obvious? ???

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Re: Locos
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 08:16:55 AM »
look at a British diesel engine :Class37: a control cab at each end, no need to turn it around when changing direction of travel.

American diesels generally run in sets of two or more. Shed hostlers will arrange the sets with a cab at each end, so that there is no need to turn them between duties.

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Re: Locos
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 08:19:20 AM »
Thanks for the explanation.  I have never really studied UK locos. I see it all now.

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Re: Locos
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 04:32:26 PM »
Some UK single cab locomotives are/were paired this way (class 20's mostly ran in pairs nose to nose). Recently some got fitted with nose video cameras so that they can be driven single ended more easily.

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