@GG1 4877 posted:
Not only is that to the best of your knowledge Rusty, it is a fact. B&O and the ATSF used reflectors on the nose numbers. Other roads that don't come to mind at the moment also followed this practice.
That's interesting. But kudos to Lionel for making the numbers illuminated as they would appear in the reflected light mode. Certainly a nice extra-cost detail to "reflect" the prototype.