Front and rear lights on locos and MUs

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You can see the tail lights in those pictures.
The nearest you got to front lights in those days was the lit up headcode panel.


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OK, pics 1 & 2, the rear tail lights are the dark round bulges on the bottom of the bodywork in each corner, above the buffers. In those days you didn't have headlights, health & safety in those days is not like it is now, so in pic 1 the headcode would be illuminated, pic 2, where the headcode used to be, you would have the 2 white dots illuminated. Pics 1 & 2 I believe are Class 81 & 83s respectively. Ok, pic 3 is a Class 310 EMU, & the same applies with the headcode I said in pic 1. The tail light is the little black blob on the left-hand side enclosure between the multiple-working cable. Pic 4, same again with the headcode, & the tail lights are the round things bottom of the front bodywork, above the buffers under the overhead live wire warning stickers. Hope this helps.

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Hmm, headcode used as frontlight... That's what I thought already, but I thought that would be very ridiculous :| But yet it's really true! :o
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Yep, it's what it was like in those days. Like I said, Health & Safety wasn't an issue as such with reguards to headlights & tail-lights then as it is now.

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My apologies, I can see now looking at the file names lol.

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Well spotted! I hadn't noticed that either! :grin:
Mind you, the file is called 83035 which, as a number, never existed. There was only 15 of them numbered 83001 to 83015. But I'm drifting off topic now so I'll shut up!


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Quality power!!!
At least classes 81s, 85s and 86s were fitted with marker lights when the headcode panels were removed. 82s as well i believe, the 84s were withdrawn early and the 83s kept their headcode boxes even when 83012 was in Intercity colours for ECS workings.
 
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