White cab roofs

cfquinlan Oct 5, 2009

  1. cfquinlan

    cfquinlan TrainBoard Member

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    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
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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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
     
  3. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    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:
     
  4. cfquinlan

    cfquinlan TrainBoard Member

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    I figured as much, but just wanted to make sure. I thought all cabs would have AC now days!
     
  5. CSXDixieLine

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    To reflect the sun. Jamie
     
  6. fire5506

    fire5506 TrainBoard Member

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    Even with A/C white roofs make a difference. The A/C doesn't have to work as hard with a white roof.
     

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