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Date: 11/26/12 22:06
Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: 567Chant

My brother and I were nosing around LAUS, and he noticed that a Rotem cabcar had a small letter 'R' beneath the 'F'.
What does this denote?
TIA!
...Lorenzo




Date: 11/26/12 22:09
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: bobs

Right?



Date: 11/26/12 22:13
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: oilcan

In the case of Metrolink's Rotem cab cars: FR = Freaking Repulsive (clean version).



Date: 11/26/12 22:24
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: 567Chant

OK, my brother found them repugnant, too.
...Lorenzo



Date: 11/26/12 22:48
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: MrMRL

"R" Right

"L" Left

Mr. MRL




Date: 11/27/12 03:41
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: navy5717th

In all the fuss about what "F" and "R" mean you guys have missed the "T" down near the step.

The plot thickens, no?

Fritz in HSV, AL



Date: 11/27/12 07:13
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: retcsxcfm

Yes,they are butt ugly.Makes you want to throw up.

What I noticed other than mentioned above,notice the grabs.
On the right side one is up and the other is down,on the left side
both are down.Also notice that the left side are "drop" grabs.
When I worked for the railroad both had to be facing up.
When facing up the bend (I hope you can follow me on this)is on the outside.
There is a reason for this,it keeps your foot from slipping off.
So,are these right or wrong? Did someone make a mistake?
Have the AAR and FRA rules changed?


Uncle Joe,Seffner,fl.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/27/12 07:16 by retcsxcfm.



Date: 11/27/12 07:50
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: GettingShort

They are all part of a code used by the Illuminit to communicate. These cars will be used during a time of national emergency to transport detainees to prison camps around the country, and these codes indicate who and where the cars will be used to transport. It's all there on the internet guys.



Date: 11/27/12 08:12
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: alto_towerbob

That top right-side grab is installed wrong, I believe --- cars 669, 671 and 681 (in my photo files from 2012) all have both grabs installed in the same position as the bottom one on 638 pictured above...



Date: 11/27/12 08:49
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: mgwsy1978

retcsxcfm Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Yes,they are butt ugly.Makes you want to throw
> up.
>
> What I noticed other than mentioned above,notice
> the grabs.
> On the right side one is up and the other is
> down,on the left side
> both are down.Also notice that the left side are
> "drop" grabs.
> When I worked for the railroad both had to be
> facing up.
> When facing up the bend (I hope you can follow me
> on this)is on the outside.
> There is a reason for this,it keeps your foot from
> slipping off.
> So,are these right or wrong? Did someone make a
> mistake?
> Have the AAR and FRA rules changed?
>
>
> Uncle Joe,Seffner,fl.


Thing is those grabs aren't meant to be stood on as they are just handholds when standing on the small step.



Date: 11/27/12 10:31
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: wa4umr

"T" = toes go in first.



Date: 11/27/12 14:40
Re: Small 'R' beneath 'F' on Rotem cabcar
Author: kk5ol

Yeah, "F" means Front exceptn' when it's the (R) Rear.

RailNet802, owevhaaaah and owwwut



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