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‚Ą†, 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 …