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Railroadiana643 of 1070fastest to mexico city el azteca through pullman service via el paso national railways of mexicoEarly Steam Locomotive Headlamp
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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a much more modern version of a Railroad Locomotive headlight. It is a Trans-lite Gyralite. This model was used by the Southern Pacific Railway on their GP units. The Pyle Company made Gyralites for locomotives and Rear end Passenger cars as well.


  1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    So they used this in unison with the standard headlight's ?
  2. railnsail, 5 years ago
    Yes, this was the precursor to today's two "wig-wag" style alternating headlights on locomotives. At the time this style Gyralite was being used only a few Railroads used them including the SP and UP Railroads. The Pyle Gyralite on EMD E-Units either rotated in a figure-8 configuration or spun in a circular motion. The photo of the SP GP-35 shows some pretty radical lighting for the time.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Gorgeous design! Love it!

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