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Re: PC: ex NYC GP35s - nose doohickey

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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