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cfquinlan
October 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
All,

I was just wondering if anyone knew the reasoning as to why the roofs of cabs are painted white in the CSX Dark Furute paint scheme. Thanks in advance for the information.

Chris

Charlie
October 5th, 2009, 10:01 PM
All,

I was just wondering if anyone knew the reasoning as to why the roofs of cabs are painted white in the CSX Dark Furute paint scheme. Thanks in advance for the information.

Chris

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Sit in an non-airconditioned locomotive cab with a black or dark color painted roof on a hot,sunny day and you'll realize why REAL quick!!!!!!


Charlie

friscobob
October 6th, 2009, 02:03 AM
There are a lot of CSX locos in the earlier Broght Future scheme with white roofs, as well as some Helm Leasing SD40-2s painted blue with white roofs. The white reflects heat, and sitting in a metal structure with no air conditioning, it is most appreciated.

Not nearly as much as cab air conditioning, mind you, but it does help. :tb-wink:

cfquinlan
October 7th, 2009, 04:50 AM
I figured as much, but just wanted to make sure. I thought all cabs would have AC now days!

CSXDixieLine
October 7th, 2009, 12:56 PM
To reflect the sun. Jamie

fire5506
January 26th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Even with A/C white roofs make a difference. The A/C doesn't have to work as hard with a white roof.