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Re: Air Hoses on Locos
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 12:49:56 AM »
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"The outside 2 were for the sanders and both had to be hooked up as the one side did the front sanders and the other side did the rear sanders."

Interesting.  I didn't know they were controlled separately.  Makes sense, I just never thought about it.  I looked it up in the GP38 manual.  According to that, the basic control switch is non-directional, just on or off.  Which sanders operate is determined automatically by the reverser setting.  A directional switch can be supplied if desired.  That's why I never thought about it - my father didn't run diesels much, and when talking about his steam days, he never mentioned anything beyond "using sand". 

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