1975 American Motors Pacer

Cab Forward Vehicles

In this series of discussions about how we selected the company name CabForward, we’ve looked at the origin of the term, how railroads addressed often horrific conditions experienced in Tunnels and Steam Locomotives, and, in this post, research how this cab-forward principle is being used in automotive applications. American Motors Pacer The first modern mass-produced, U.S. automobile using the cab …

From article "Smoke Deflectors" by Herbert G. Monroe in Railroad Magazine Feb. 1941

Tunnels and Steam Locomotives

In earlier posts about our company name, CabForward℠, and how it was selected to represent how we like to do business, and origin of the term “cab forward,” I touched on the topic of smoke and exhaust from the locomotive being a source of problems for the crew (and passengers in cars behind the engine). Some of our research into …

Origins of the Term Cab Forward

I previously wrote about how our founder, Lance Vaughn, selected the CabForward℠ name for his software development company, and dug a little more deeply into the history of how railroads adopted the term cab forward, which is usually written “cab-forward.” The term actually dates back to the 1800s as far as I have been able to determine. Railroaders, using wood …

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The CabForward Name

Why Did We Select The Name CabForward℠? Simply put, it evolved from forward thinking. Here’s how it happened. Our founder, Lance Vaughn, wanted to develop a company that truly puts the customer in control of the development process. Having an extensive consulting background, he had seen close hand the waterfall development process that included the customer in the initial design …