Moderator: Benjamin Maggi
BigIronHorse wrote:Whats interesting to note is that she is wearing 18's whistle. Alot of people have mentioned that the whistle she wore in the early 90's was 14's whistle...so which is the correct whistle for 14?!The whistle you hear in the video is the whistle that--as far as I can tell, at any rate--is currently in use on Number 18. According to posts elsewhere in this forum, the whistle originally came from a Canadian National engine, and No. 14 was its recipient when the whistle came into the possession of the Arcade & Attica. It is not No. 14's original whistle, therefore--I don't know if that creature even exists anymore--but the CNR whistle did become 14's "signature sound" for many years.
BigIronHorse wrote:That is very well put! However I think that the whistle that was on 18 in the 90's is more 'haunting and erie' than this CNR one.... but I will say that compared to say some of the Strasburg whistles this CNR whistle is one of the best sounding out there. Does anyone here know what kind of whistle 18 wore in the 90's? Was it a six chime, single chime? What manufacture? I am not very familiar with whistles and horns yet but i am working on it.Throughout most of the 1990s, No. 18 was equipped with the CNR whistle it bears today (which is the whistle you hear in the video on No. 14). The whistle No. 18 used prior to then was, I assumed, its own original whistle. But, like Ben says, read "The Whistle Post" thread.