Dash 9 with analog instruments

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Hello everyone!

I need some help with Dash 9 cab with analog instruments. I am preparing an add on for my Dash9/AC44 cab for MSTS and I would really appreciate if someone could help me with certain parts of the cab. Here is the picture:


Now, I know that those "buttons" marked 1 to 4 are alerter, sander and wheel slip indicators, but I don't know in which order they are placed, and what is the 4th indicator used for. Also, that "box" above load meter, does anyone happen to know what it is? My guess is it's some kind of alerter. If it is, does anyone know how it works?

Does anyone happen to have a photo of SP Dash 9 cab with analog instruments? I found photos of ATSF and CNW Dash9 cabs, but I'd like to see those of SP as well.


The Quantum box you have circled is the alerter warning light.

1. Wheel Slip
2. PCS Open
3. Brake Warning
4. Sand

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