Louisville and Nashville Railroad has now 52 hotbox detectors strategically located along main lines and on other lines handling heavy traffic density, such as coal. To more promptly alert train crews of hotbox detector actuation, L&N has installed digital display boards at some hotbox detector sites. Digital readout shows the location of the hotbox from the rear of the train and a flashing-white light tells which side of the train has the hot box. An additional safety feature is that immediately after passage of the train an integrity check is made of the operation of the detector system. If, for any reason, the system fails this integrity check, a flashing-blue beacon is lighted at the detector site to alert the train crew to stop the train and make an on-the-ground inspection of the cars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM