MTSX 142  Contributor's Pick!       
The ArcelorMittal plant passes by my vantage point on the walkway above the NS/IHB/EJE tracks. Note the darkened windows of the cab. Anyone know if that is on purpose or from passing by sooty locations?
Date: 11/11/2011 Location: East Chicago, IN   Map Show East Chicago on a rail map Views: 229 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: MTSX 142(SC15-A)    Author:  Gary Everhart
MTSX 142
Picture Categories: Roster,RollingStock,Track,Action This picture is part of album:  Even More Hot Metal Bottle Cars
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Olaf Junges General Great shot! 12/24/2011 4:15:44 AM
Robert Farkas General What a strange liiking locomotive with the fans up front! 12/24/2011 11:01:45 AM
Steve Young General Since the side of the hood doesn't appear to be suffering from too much soot, I would say the darkened windows are treated in order to prevent the cab from becoming too hot when passing close to furnaces or ovens. Other steel mill switchers often had the windows blanked out completely, which didn't matter greatly, since they were mostly (like this one) remote control. 12/28/2018 3:56:35 AM

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