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A Look Inside the Cab of a Locomotive(s)

The first group of pictures was taken of Union Pacific's engine #2367
in Fort Collins, Colorado, on August 19, 1998.
The last picture set was taken inside Southern Pacific engine #8544
in Winter Park, Colorado, on August 16, 1998.

You may click on the images for larger versions if you would like to see more detail.

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UP's GP39-2L #2367 awaiting a track warrant near downtown Fort Collins.

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This is the location from where the engineer controls the locomotive.

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These two pictures show the engine's actual operating controls as seen from the engineer's seat.

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The engineer's forward and rear views.

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Center forward view inside the cab.  Restroom facilities are located in the nose of the engine.  (The dark area below the windshield in this picture.)

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A couple of views of the outside of UP #2367.


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This is a picture of the controls of Southern Pacific SD40T-2 #8544 which led the Rio Grande Ski Train on August 16, 1998.  This "T" variation of the SD40 is commonly referred to as a "Tunnel Motor" as it was specifically designed with special fans and air intakes to improve its operation while in tunnels.

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The engineer at the controls of SP #8544.

Note: It is an increasingly rare occurance when folks are allowed to enter engines.  Once in a while, one runs across a crew member who is kind enough to make an exception and allow a peek and perhaps a picture or two inside the cab.   If you have the good fortune of finding yourself in that situation, be kind, courteous, and considerate.  These guys are doing you a favor, and putting themselves at risk, by allowing you aboard, so be careful and don't disturb anything.  If you make them sorry they invited you on, the rare occurances may become non-existent.   Never enter an engine without permission or an invitation.  I was very fortunate to be allowed the privledge of entering these engines.  The crew members I experinced were very kind and friendly.  Every crew I have encountered has not been as skilled in public relations. -jld

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