caboose lighting

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Sat Dec 23 08:42:44 EST 2017

In the beginning, I am supposing there were oil lamps and perhaps the
flicker from the coal stove and conductor would sit at his desk and squint
through his paper work.  At some point, electricity came on the scene, I
would guess through a generator run off one of the axles.  Specifically in
the case of the CF series, what kind electric of lighting was installed?
Anything in the cupola?   Were there specific points that got bulbs in all
cars, any variations?  Were outlets installed on the outside for electric
markers?  Any "porch lights" on the ends?  And really down in the details,
does anybody know  what voltage/frequency was generated or was it all
battery powered?
Jim Cochran
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