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Old 09-06-2008, 03:03 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by fullreversal
Anyone know what the red dot on the nose of MRL locomotives is for? I know it's not to indicate a fire extinguisher inside or anything like that. I've asked a couple MRL employees, but they didn't know.

I'm guessing its a throwback to the NP somehow?

Anyone know?


there was an article in TRAINS back in the early 1990's on the MRL and there was a little tidbit on the red dot. Apparently Dennis Washington was meeting with a decal supplier at the time of the startup of MRL and the supplier happened to have a red dot decal in his briefcase and Washington had him hold it up the the striped nose of a MRL loco and liked it and it became part of the MRL paintscheme.

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