Both the 980 and 981 used a cab design similar to the 4-ton truck.
By the early 1990s, variations on this cab design had become the standard of the industry.
The cab design was common to the bigger Toyoace light truck, though it had different frontal styling.
They were an updated version of the Class 104, with a revised cab design and raised bodyside window frames.
Even after rebuilds with a more conventional cab design, the fireman worked in the tender.
The cab design has a central driving position.
Once it became normal to run three locomotives together, they were altered in 1940 to a single cab design.
This form of cab design has now become a North American industry standard.
The C40-9 features the standard cab design and is the only model in the Dash-9 series to do so.
The 7XX truck series uses the same cab design across all types.