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"Supposed to" and "in practice" seem to be two different things. It's a pet peeve of mine to have any lights or number boards lit on trailing engines. I can't tell you how many consists I've taken control of and had number lights on between engines, ditch lights on between engines, MU headlight switches in the "wrong" position, etc.

When our OCS train ran a couple of weeks ago, I was the engineer for it over my territory. It pulled up with the marker lights lit on the lead engine. The first thing I did when I climbed into the cab was shut those off. Unprofessional, looks silly...and on the loaded OCS no less!

Of course, there was an engineer who used to be out here (hired in the 60s) who told me "I like lights, so I turn on every light switch I can find on the engines" (trailing included).

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