- Oct 25, 2011
Dang. Is there a protected spot for the engineer to hunker down in when he sees that he is going to hit a truck like this? I always wonder if locomotive designers design the underside of the engineers "dashboard/workstation" with a padded/reinforced lining to protect the engineer in case of a collision. Being belted in would protect you to some extent but getting down and out of the way of flying cars and other debris might be useful too. But in most cases the engineer probably has just a handful of seconds to brace so maybe not.