Bobby S wrote:I know they come through at night through Perryville but why do some keep going through and some sit all night? Also I would have to say once in a blue moon, one train keeps the bell dinging behind my house while the others don't. Any reason for this? Horn is rare as there is only one crossing in town but also once in a blue moon one engineer gets Horn Happy all through the area while the train is creeping along at 10mph at 3 AM Any help here? Thanks!
RE: the bell.
on GE widebodies, the bell comes on automatically when the horn is blown. It stays on until the engineer hits the bell button. On some engines, you can't really hear the bell in the cab, esp. on the engineer's side. So he may have just forgotten to turn it off.
On most newer EMD widebodies, the bell comes on with the horn. only difference is that the bell times itself out. Once the horn blows, the bell stays ringing for 30 seconds or so. and there is no way to shut the stupid thing off early. It just has to play itself out.
If a train is passing a standing train, it must also ring its bell and blow the horn as it is passing. If there's MOW along the tracks, bell and horn must be sounded. Some hoggers blow the horn if there's deer standing on the tracks. Of course same applies to peoples on or about the tracks.