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Posted by: flashpuppy Posted on: Apr 4th, 2012, 8:43am
Howdy fellas!  I have a set of headlights from a mid-60's GM loco and I would like to wire 'em up for the "high" beams on my hotrod.  I'm having trouble finding what voltage they're supposed to run at though.  I believe it's somewhere around 87VDC.  Can anyone shed some light (pun intended) on this for me?  Also, are there any online sources to find replacements bulbs?
 
Jeremy
Posted by: ClydeDET Posted on: Apr 14th, 2012, 3:45pm
Try here:
 
http://amglo.com/railroad_locomotive_lamps.html
 
and here
 
http://www.trainweb.org/gyra/electric.htm
 
and here
 
http://www.omrparts.com/detail.asp?id=613&n=Locomotive-Head-Light-Bulbs-G4
 
and here
 
http://www.omrparts.com/detail.asp?id=613&n=Locomotive-Head-Light-Bulbs-G4
 
and these folks may be able to offer guidance
 
http://www.westernrailinc.com/
 
And this will be of interest
 
http://www.accidentreconstruction.com/newsletter/sep06/Railroad%20Locomotive%20Safety%20Standards.pdf
 
I would also suggest contact with the Association of American Railroads for information on standards over the years.
Posted by: 90mac-hater Posted on: Jun 18th, 2013, 1:53pm
Locos electrical systems are 74 volts. The use a multiswitch and resistors for hi and lows. Hope that helps