Ditch Lights on Locomotives
I was under the impression that ditch lights on locomotives are required on locomotives that run through at-grade public crossings. I just saw 2 UP and one CSX lashed together come through Rochelle, IL and the lead locomotive (A UP GE unit) did NOT have his ditch lights turned on, nor was the center headlight on bright.
Obviously the trio of locomotives will cross a public grade crossing just after passing the webcam at the Rochelle RR Park.
Horns are no longer required to be sounded coming Rochelle but the engineer did have the bell ringing.
The train was only the 3 locomotives, no cars were coupled on but I did not now this made a difference in in the requirement to have the ditch lights illuminated.
Bear Mountain & Pacific