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coupling maneuver of this Hitachi-Mitsubishi BFA-32 locomotive, decades in use at Bolivia railway, this video is at Villazon station, Bolivia border with Argentina, year 2015

What are those things that look like exhaust pipes on the roofs of the passenger cars?
hi Bill, that is a called generator car, is a reformed passenger car provided with an electricity generator / power plant to provide the electricity for the entire train and all the appliances for the kitchen/dinning car, those pipes are the exhaust of the generator´s engine

Bill Anderson

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Thanks. At the very end of the video I thought I saw those pipes on other cars in the train, but it was hard to tell due to the angle. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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