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SWR Class 442 Lights

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LucaW1

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Good morning,

Does anyone know anything about the usage of the lighting on the SWR 442s please? Seemingly they seem to use the night setting during the day, was curious as to why. Anyone know why?

Cheers.
 
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Not sure on that but regarding the tails they used to be pretty dim when I drove past them on the Brighton Main line in 2016
 

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Good morning,

Does anyone know anything about the usage of the lighting on the SWR 442s please? Seemingly they seem to use the night setting during the day, was curious as to why. Anyone know why?

Cheers.
The night and day lights are swapped, with the night light being on the right instead of the driver's side. This is because the night headlight would create glare on the windscreen.
 

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The night and day lights are swapped, with the night light being on the right instead of the driver's side. This is because the night headlight would create glare on the windscreen.

I don't suppose this is something that can be fixed with their new cab desks? I can see that there's already a 'lip' on the back of the desk that extends out to the window (and has some sort of seal along the edge), but presumably this isn't enough to prevent the glare?
 

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I don't suppose this is something that can be fixed with their new cab desks? I can see that there's already a 'lip' on the back of the desk that extends out to the window (and has some sort of seal along the edge), but presumably this isn't enough to prevent the glare?
I don't know. Perhaps it's an issue with the window itself à la Class 385? I'm sure somebody on this forum will know.
 
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