on Thu Jul 19 13:13:24 2012, in response to Re: Railfan windows to be removed from the 7, posted by TERRapin station on Thu Jul 19 11:30:07 2012.
OK, but it would seem that while the giving the T/O more room to operate is nice, it is being done at the expense of giving up operational flexibility in making up a train. Specifically, if all cabs are half-width, there's no issue as to which end ends up at the front of a consist and which ends up in the middle. If you're looking at having only one end with a full-width cab, and that cab is to be for the T/O, you need to always make sure that that end is at either the front or rear of the train. Why give up real utility for something that's just a "nice to have"?