Don't know about Great Northern, but CN did, also true of the short hood high nose GP's. It wasn't until the low short nose came out that the short hood became the front. Probably a carry over from the steam locos where the engine was in front of the cab. Well as for the low nose short hoods, well everyone knows the windshield is at the front. Was that about the time they imported the Volkswagen?Was it the Great Northern who ran them long hood forward
Because at the time on the NYC Harlem Divison 2 were almost always jumpered together back to back. They were used mostly in passenger service and were cut at North White Plains for an electric P engine that continued on to Grand Central. Later on after the merger they received New Haven FL9's which could run on desiel or electric and the RS3's were phased out, but they still used 2 on freights with the long nose facing out. In the yard and a few local switchers used one.Guys,Remember that RS2 may have ran long hood forward when it left the yard with the daily local but,it would return short hood forward.You see there was no need to turn this engine regardless which end was the railroad chosen front end.
Hi BrakieI seen them work out of Columbus,Ohio with a single unit on urban and other locals same applied to the PRR before the RS units was sent else where..After PC I worked a lot with RS2/3s on urban locals until these units was shipped off.
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