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Locomotive Cab Egress and Safety Equipment

ACT Egress

Current Features:

  • A hatch in the cab roof for easy crew egress from a toppled locomotive
  • Removable cab doors constructed by retrofitting special hinges onto existing doors
  • Removable windshield, which includes a mechanism (either manually or electrically operated) to cut the gasket so the windshield can easily be pushed out from the inside by crew members
  • Automatic Collision and Emergency Notification system (ACEN) which is a small electronic device that includes GPS, an accelerometer, an inclinometer, and a manual activation button

For more information please contact:

Monique.Stewart@dot.gov - 202-493-6358
John.Punwani@dot.gov - 202-493-6369 

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