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    Posted 7 years ago

    railnsail
    (11 items)

    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.

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    1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 7 years ago
      So they used this in unison with the standard headlight's ?
    2. railnsail, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous design! Love it!

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