Locomotive Views

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New Member
Hi! New member here.

I love train locomotives but know almost nothing of them. What I am curious is where could I get an "X-Ray" drawing of a modern engine? The ones that show the placement of the toilets, inside walkways, (if there are any).

The movie "Runaway Train" showed the characters walking thru an passenger looking locomotive trying to get to the front. ( The big '50s aerodynamic looking engine.) Also I believed it showed a toilet back torwards the engine on the inside of the body.

The Movie "Unstoppable" Reignited my interest in trains!



New Member
Thanks! That helps me learn what engine folks are referring to.

I can only find outside views, does anyone have a pic inside the "nose door"?


No Bo's Ride My Train!
Here's a link to an interactive cutaway or "X-Ray" drawing of an F59PHI locomotive. http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/diesel-locomotive5.htm Mouse over it and the major components of the locomotive will be highlighted. It doesn't show the location of the toilet but it does have one located in the nose.

I can only find outside views, does anyone have a pic inside the "nose door"?

Not quite what you asked for but here's a video inside the cab of an SD60 locomotive that does show the toilet in the nose. HOLD YOUR NOSE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx2SPrY7eFI And just for reference since you're new to railfanning, this is an SD60. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_SD60


New Member
Thats what I was looking for! Thanks, cleared a lot of questions off my mind.

I really wish I would have chose this over being a paramedic for 15 years. More fun.

Always wanted to see the cab of an locomotive, but never knew who to ask or if the security/SOP forbids it or not.


New Member
The picture you scroll over is pretty standard for most locomotives. Of all the items it shows the only things that are moved around (for the most part) would be your main reservoir tanks and batteries. The "head end power unit" isn't on freight locomotives. I have some drawings in the EMD & GE manuals at work. I will try to take some pictures of them to post here for you.

If you have any questions pertaining to Locomotives, I work on them for Union Pacific, and would be happy to answer them. Also feel frr to P.M. me.

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