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Re: PC: Long or short forward

NYC GP7's #5818-5827 (PC #5818-5827) and GP9's #6029-6040 (PC #7429-7440) were short hood forward.  All other NYC GP7/GP9 were long hood forward.
Terry Link
Bramalea, Ontario
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Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 12:40
Subject: Re: PC: Long or short forward

NYC had all GP-7's and  most GP-9's configured for long hood forward.  The first batch of PC GP-40's was set up with dual controls (to operate in either direction) and the crews preferred long hood forward.
On Sun, 13 Apr 2003 08:56:48 EDT PKMac101@aol.com writes:
The PRR ran theirs long hood first as that was the way they were set up to run so the engineer would be on the correct side to see signals. I think the belief was they still wanted alot of engine in front of the cab for safety reasons in case of collisions. Some times they ran them short hod first. PC did the same thing.

Pat McKinney

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