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.

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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 ...

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