That doesnt sound fun to me sign1On modern units the toilet is in the "nose" portion of the crew compartment. On older standard cab units the toilet was down in the nose, accessed from a door inside the cab. On some units, particularly older GEs the toilet was in the long hood directly behind the cab, and on switchers the toilet was also in the long hood, in front of the cab. I don't know about GP7/9/18 or F3/7/9 units, they were all long gone before I hired on the RR.
Incidentally these toilets can become very nasty and the odor can be intolerable when they are not being maintained properly, especially the standard cab units, and especially during summer. On these older units the toilet is in the nose, and there is no heat or AC so you either go down there and freeze your butt off or sweat your butt off. Also if you have to #2 you should go back to another unit or you'll stink up the cab!
On all types of units some of these toilets have a blue sanitizing liquid in them and when the train is moving it splashes all around, on the seat, the walls, the floor, oh yeah and you butt if you're sitting and your shoes if you're standing.
Usually you can find one clean toilet in a consist, if not you pray for a red board so you can take to the woods.:mrgreen:
Oh, no, don't give doctorwayne more ideas along this line, PLEASE!!!!Yep. On steamers one would whiz off the side of the gangway, hopefully in a rural area, and hopefully towards the outside of the curve (if on a passenger train - you see, the passengers can see the engine on the inside of the curve!) For a #2, as stated, either the coal pile or sandbox. The "waste" would then be disposed of in the firebox