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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Sarge_7, Apr 9, 2008.
When were they first used and when did they become mandatory?
I don't have the articles handy, but the first ditch lights were used on CPR steam locos in the Rocky Mountains. They mounted a swiveling headlight on the locomotives so they could see better around curves.
Later they developed lights that could be mounted on diesels that were focused across the tracks. When some of these strayed out of the mountains they became popular with the crews even on the prairies.
In Canada, they became required in 1986. In the US, in 97 or 98.
Ok, thanks guys, that's what I needed to know:thumb::thumb: