Hood Unit

A hood unit, in railroad terminology, is a body style for diesel and electric locomotives. On a hood unit, the body of the locomotive is less than full-width for most of the locomotive's length, with walkways on the outside of the locomotive. In contrast, a cab unit has a full-width carbody for the length of the locomotive. A hood unit has sufficient visibility to be operated in both directions from a single cab. Also, the underframe is the main load-bearing member, allowing the hood to be non-structural and easily opened or even removed for maintenance.

Read more about Hood UnitHistory, Operation, Freight-oriented Hood Units, Passenger-oriented Hood Units, United Kingdom

Other articles related to "hood unit":

Hood Unit - United Kingdom
... The term "hood unit" is not used in the UK but a few locomotives of the hood unit type are in service British Rail Class 70 (introduced 2009) British Rail Class 09 (introduced 1959) British Rail Class 20 (i ...

Famous quotes containing the words unit and/or hood:

    During the Suffragette revolt of 1913 I ... [urged] that what was needed was not the vote, but a constitutional amendment enacting that all representative bodies shall consist of women and men in equal numbers, whether elected or nominated or coopted or registered or picked up in the street like a coroner’s jury. In the case of elected bodies the only way of effecting this is by the Coupled Vote. The representative unit must not be a man or a woman but a man and a woman.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    It is not linen you’re wearing out
    But human creatures’ lives!
    In poverty, hunger, and dirt,
    Sewing at once, with a double thread,
    A Shroud as well as a Shirt.
    —Thomas Hood (1799–1845)