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Re: PC: Diesel Hoppers
- Subject: Re: PC: Diesel Hoppers
- From: Walt Gay <waltrail@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 22:37:35 -0400
Garrett Rea wrote:
> >The ones at Conway were
> >never equipped with toilets thats why they stayed in the yard.
> My late neighbor that was a passenger engineer for PRR/PC/Amtrak said it was
> a cardinal sin to use the hopper in the nose of an E-8. He told my father
> that on hot days (like this coming weekend) the best thing to do was to run
> with the doors up front open for "ac". Even with the door shut, there was
> enough drafts in the nose that the smell would woft into the cab. "So what
> do you do then?" you ask, the trick was at night one could "engage in #1"
> out of the side door at speed. He went from Columbus to Indy, (National
> Limited) so there were plenty of remote areas to do such deeds.
> Garrett Rea
Would they also do #2 out the door at speed?
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