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On a recent trip to Bolivia, I caught a photo of this engine. I wondered if anyone knew what the rod is that is attached to the drive linkage and runs to the cab. Have never seen anything like it before! Thanks!

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Hi.
The "Odd linkage" is really very common.
In the U.S. (and probably other countries) locos above a certain size had by law to have power reversing mechanisms because the strain of operating a mechanical reverser was too much so there is no similar rod to be seen.
The rod connects the valve gear to a lever in the cab and is used to manually operate the reversing gear.
In the U.K. and Europe and in many parts of the world power reversers are rare so as I say manual reversers are common.
Hope this helps.
Colin.
 

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That is for High Balling down the rail...........it is for shifting into Overdrive.:p

No clicking insert the picture,

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