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Date: 03/23/20 21:04
SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: SLORailfanning

In December, 2019 I was one of the lucky few to get a cab ride on the SP 4449 on the Holiday Express runs.
On my cab ride I took vast variety of photos & videos, this is a compilation of the best videos I managed to take in the 45 minute window, Enjoy!

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Date: 03/23/20 22:13
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: DonWinslow

Great video.

Don Winslow
Glendora, CA
http://www.donwinslow.net/Railroads



Date: 03/23/20 23:01
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: asheldrake

NICE video.....Mike Warren at the throttle.......Arlen



Date: 03/24/20 10:44
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: sagehen

Excellent!  Thank you for sharing!

Stan Praisewater



Date: 03/24/20 14:09
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: MojaveBill

Super!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 03/24/20 14:17
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: swingnose

Awesome video thanks for posting. Does anyone know what the box mounted above the engineer is for, the one with the lights that keep changing?



Date: 03/24/20 15:05
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: HotWater

swingnose Wrote:
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> Awesome video thanks for posting. Does anyone know
> what the box mounted above the engineer is for,
> the one with the lights that keep changing?

Yes.



Date: 03/24/20 16:07
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: wcamp1472

Now, now, Jack...
Tell the folks, straight..

( Cynicism is the enemy of knowledge..)

Wes
Darn 'auto correct'  .....
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/20 17:07 by wcamp1472.



Date: 03/24/20 16:23
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: HotWater

wcamp1472 Wrote:
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> Now, now, Jack...
> Tell the folks, straight..
>
> ( Cynicism sitter enemy of knowledge..)
>
> ​Wes

Well,,,,,,,he didn't ask what it is,,,,,,,,,just if anyone knows.

1) Cab signal indicator for the short line they are operating on.

                                      OR

2) The temperature indicator for each of the 8 crown bearings on the drivers. It cycles from left front, to right front, to left #2, to right #2, etc., etc., etc. The led lights at the lower right indicate the temp.



Date: 03/24/20 18:28
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: tomstp

Thanks for posting the video.



Date: 03/24/20 19:49
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: Trainhand

To the left of the steam gauge are 3 gauges, what are they showing.



Date: 03/24/20 22:32
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: swingnose

I highly doubt it’s cab signals and I kind of guessed it was the bearing temperature monitoring system I remember reading a little about on here. Thanks for the explanation, even though I never actually asked lol

My bad

HotWater Wrote:
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> wcamp1472 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Now, now, Jack...
> > Tell the folks, straight..
> >
> > ( Cynicism sitter enemy of knowledge..)
> >
> > ​Wes
>
> Well,,,,,,,he didn't ask what it is,,,,,,,,,just
> if anyone knows.
>
> 1) Cab signal indicator for the short line they
> are operating on.
>
>                                  
>     OR
>
> 2) The temperature indicator for each of the 8
> crown bearings on the drivers. It cycles from left
> front, to right front, to left #2, to right #2,
> etc., etc., etc. The led lights at the lower right
> indicate the temp.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/25/20 05:14
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: flash34

Trainhand Wrote:
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> To the left of the steam gauge are 3 gauges, what
> are they showing.

From top to bottom: booster steam pressure, tender water level indicator (which is sometimes turned off), and the steam chest and back pressure gauge. You can see the the steam chest pressure changing every time Mike moves the throttle.

Scott



Date: 03/25/20 09:06
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: Trainhand

Thanks
Sam



Date: 03/25/20 10:32
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: Oski3751

There's one more small gauge above and between the quadruplex air brake gauge and the steam chest pressure/backpressure gauge - what is the small gauge used for?



Date: 03/25/20 10:57
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: HotWater

Oski3751 Wrote:
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> There's one more small gauge above and between the
> quadruplex air brake gauge and the steam chest
> pressure/backpressure gauge - what is the small
> gauge used for?

That is an air pressure gauge for use when MU'ed with diesels, and indicates independent brake pressure on the trailing diesel/diesels.



Date: 03/26/20 10:46
Re: SP 4449 Cab Ride
Author: dcfbalcoS1

            I like HotWater's answer best, honestly answered the primary question. Done.



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