I've done that with a piece of shop equipment before.LOL, I can see it now..... walking up to the parts counter at NAPA, and ask for wiper refills for a 2006 EMD SD70ACe
Just to clarify, they are different from a auto's blade. But, Railpower's GenSets come with Anco automotive blades and the do not last more than about a few months in the winter.i would see why not all you need to know is what size is the wiper blade, although i am sure they keep them instock at the maintance facilities
I'll put in my 2 cents even though mine really doesn't count since I was only in the service facility. When I hostled locomotives I only used the ones right in front and rear. For what I was doing the center windows didn't need to be cleared since I was either looking straight forward or looking down at my ground guy.I'll add on to the question. Any railroad employees out there ever use the siamesed wipers on the center windows of a standard cab GE or EMD? To this day in my 25 years of railfanning I have never seen the center wipers in use.
+1!You have one black mess with when the previous crew forgets to turn them off and they wipe for some time after the rain stops. I had an engineer once that carried a package of razor blades just for this purpose.
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