markers on N&W CF class wood cabin cars

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Wed Jul 21 01:20:32 EDT 2004

Brackets for markers on the CF were on the roof ends. I assume the photo in the
Handbook to which you refer is the C3 model. Brackets on the C3 were on the
corners of the carbody, but all earlier N&W cabs had them on the roof ends.
Jim Nichols

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> Hi all,
> One more question while I'm thinking on it.  The A&Y bought two N&W CF
> class cabs and relettered them.
> I'm building a couple of the AMB kits and I wanted to add marker lights.  I
> saw in the N&W handbook that one caboose model has the marker lights on the
> walls of the cab where they would be on other cabs.  But there's a notch in
> the roof ends that seems like the right place for the marker (why else
> would there be a notch?).
> Can anyone tell me what the standard practice was for placing marker lights
> on these cabs?  I would assume that the A&Y men, being employed by a short
> line almost always in receivership, would have used the existing brackets
> and wouldn't have bothered to change them.
> I have Tomar Industry marker lights and I'm going to have to run the wires
> to which ever location, so I want to get it right the first time!  I may
> have to notch the underside of the roof on the overhang to get a light at
> the notch on the roof.  So PLEASE let me know before I install them where
> would be the most likely spot for them based on N&W practices.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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