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Old 08-25-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Train height questions

In most countries (and even in the USA with the Acela Express), the locomotive and the train cars are the same height. However in North America (I'm referring to the very common GE Genesis Locomotives) the locs are significantly taller than the cars. Why is that? Are the cars shorter than Acela Express cars, or are the GE Genesis Locs taller than the Acela Loc?

And if it is the Genesis Loc being taller (which I suspect) then why? Why didn't they make them the same height as everything else? Also, are the Genesis locomotives as tall as a double-decker railway car?

Well, if you have the actual heights for comparison, please share them, that would help. I looked around a bit on the internet, couldn't get much information.
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