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Locos with oil lamps in front

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I noticed diesel locos right into the supertrain era , carrying white oil lamps on irons at the Frontof the train on the loco.


Given these had marker lights and headlights , what was the purpose ?








For many years after the end of steam, headlamps were carried as per old rule books to identify trains more than light their way; increasingly unnecessary, it was simply a throwback to older working practices.


In the transition period, as long as there was one steam engine left, everything would have them.


I wondered the same when I was researching photos for B121 and B233. I am going for white lamps as they look more attractive visually on a model than the black ones and stand out better.

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