BNSF 2096 still has classification lights!

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Bluefox

Avid Train Watcher
Classification Lights ?

Rob - it sure has been a long time since I've seen those! Nice catch.
Help me out Jon, what are Classification lights, I checked out the picture of BN2096 and am unsure exactly what they are. Thanks
 

Midsouth fan

Engr/'duc/brkmn/DS
A couple of friends of mine and I call them turn signals just for fun. Unfortunately, someone overheard us saying that once...and believed us!:rolleyes:

To answer your question Bluefox, class lights were used to identify trains (under the old timetable and train order system of main track authority, also known as the Uniform Code of Operating rules) as either extra trains (white lights) or a section(s) of a regular train (green lights). If a regular train (train authorized by a timetable schedule) has no sections, or if the train is the last section (section: one of two or more trains running on the same schedule) of a regular train, the lights will not be lit.
 

robjacox

New Member
Help me out Jon, what are Classification lights, I checked out the picture of BN2096 and am unsure exactly what they are. Thanks
Classification lights are the marker lights, on the top corners of the nose. No longer used, most have been removed and plated over.
 

Kevin M

New Member
I wonder if these were some of the last Canadien qualified locomotives BN had hanging around Everett for the North Branch. They recived a waiver a few years back to allow them to run anything on the point.
KEvin
 

The Renton Rocket

New Member
Ok here one item i saw on a BNSF 6608 it id it as ES44C4 in stead of a ES44DC and i noticed it is lacking the middle traction motors in the trucks so would that make this unit an A-1-A A-1-A ?
 

5thGenRR

New Member
I used to see them all the time. They still trickle in and most of the time they are on DRGW's and Cotton Belts.
 




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