Posted by BNSF SAMMY on October 11, 2006 
Great night shot!
Posted by J Moller on October 11, 2006 
The Attendant Call button rings the alarm bell in all units in the consist. Not used much any more with radios being common but was used during air tests, back up moves, etc.
Posted by Chris on October 11, 2006 
the GTW had a track go though it .
Posted by FOAMER on October 11, 2006 
It's not a fault alarm ... its an alarm that lets anyone in trainling units that they are being called. It keeps the radio waves free of unneeded communication.
Posted by Mike Bjork on October 12, 2006 
Nice cab shot btw. I hear the bell used all the time, it just sounds like a little bell ringing near the cab of each loco.
Posted by Zach on October 12, 2006 
Well, that answers a lot. I always wondered the same thing (and know a lot of other crews that did, also).
Posted by Dave H on October 12, 2006 
It never ceases to amaze me that railroads will spend millions of dollars on a locomotive and crews still feel it necessary to write the unit number on the dash with felt marker!
Posted by Max Wipperman on October 17, 2006 
Aren't this cab and the SD70ACe cab the same? Nice picture!!
Posted by Joshua Smith on October 17, 2006 
The attendant call is now frequently used to wake sleeping crew on second units, lol. And about cab liknesess, the Sd70ACes are equipped with no analog guages "unless ordered that way" and to computer screens.
Posted by Chris Edwards on February 24, 2007 
Trust me when you are stuck in a cab for 8 to 12 hours at a time, words appear on the dash, and on the walls, and on the control stand, and on the doors. Yes I am guilty of it. So is about 90% of all railroad employees.
Posted by Matt S. on December 18, 2008 
Reply for Dave H. regarding the marking of the unit number on the may think that after sitting on an engine for several hours you'd remember what your engine number is. But truthfully speaking, you may have something else going on (or, as an engineer, you always have something going on), and the dispatcher calls for an engine number, you wont have to look up to the overhead to remember what the engine number is, you can keep your eyes ahead and just look at the dash. Engineers also make notes on the dash for the simple things, like, "HEADLIGHTS ON?".
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