Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
MHV9218

Express/Local Post-GOH

Recommended Posts

Why is it that the post-GOH R42s kept the "energy conservation" switch for Express/Local operation? I think of that as a relic of the field shunting and even Identra days, which I'd think were long gone than the late-1980s GOHs. Is it just the same panel as the 1960s, only with no more electrical connection for that toggle, or was there something to the system that led it to be kept even on the overhauled cars. I've always seen the cars locked on "Express," so I suppose that might be something of the default now. Curious about the history of that and why the switch wasn't taken out entirely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why spend the money and time to take out a switch? The R68/As kept their master controllers and brake stands long after they were linked into 4 car sets. Plus there are only so many train line electrical connections, that maybe repurposed such as was done with the (7) line R62s.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So by the point of the GOH, there was nothing like in the way of the field shunting / Express-Local energy conservation setting and they just left the structure in place? Fair enough. Wonder if there's any modern function to the switches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So by the point of the GOH, there was nothing like in the way of the field shunting / Express-Local energy conservation setting and they just left the structure in place? Fair enough. Wonder if there's any modern function to the switches.

I could be wrong, but I think they rewired it on the R62As for the circle/diamond thing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes isn't it Encron Control or something like that in the cabs of the 62/a's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Correct, the R62s that were in the (7) use that switch for the local/ express signs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.