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Re: PC: ex NYC GP35s - nose doohickey
- Subject: Re: PC: ex NYC GP35s - nose doohickey
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:33:40 -0500
Peter King wrote:
> A friend sent me a picture of a PC (ex NYC) GP35. It has a cylindrical
> shape on the right side of the nose, on a bracket. There's a conduit
> coming out of the bottom. I've seen this on the NYC GP40s as well.
> Anyone know what it is?
Kind of like this one?
If so, that was part of NYC's Automatic Train Stop (ATS) equipment. ATS
would automatically stop a train if it went past a stop signal. I think
the system was removed shortly after the bankruptcy in 1970. Some of our
former PC engineers on this list can probably elaborate on this.
Some ex-NYC Geeps also had this equipment, such as this one:
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