So that everyone else can see what we are talking about, I grabbed shots of all the whistles I've been able to identify.
Since the only pic I'm sharing in its entirety is already credited, I'm not giving credit. If anyone is interested, let me know, I'll let you know what I know. Trouble is ALOT of my pics were either taken off the net (before I intended to use them for anything other than as reference for my drawings) or scanned from items I no longer have.
Anyways, here they are:
These both are scans of polaroids of 14 at the Shops. They appear to be taken one after the other, simply a slightly different angle. In these pictures, the drivers & lead wheels have white walls, ALL trim is done in a very red orange, and R.I. CARTWRIGHT in little white letters adorns the cabs directly under the number. From appearances she appears to be on the west track at the shops, and not under steam. One pic is labeled as being 1972, the other 1978. I think I messed up.
Someone snagged this picture as 14 was enroute to Curriers. A High-res scan of the picture revealed this shot of 14's steam dome.
With her main rod and valve rod missing, 14 sits forlornly in the yard at Arcade. Still wearing Escanaba & Lake Superior R.R. and the winterization hatches on the coal bunker with a caboose coupled to her tail, it's fairly safe to guess that anything in this picture came with the engine.
Sitting on the central track in front of the shop, 14 looks peaceful as her stack is occupied by the unique draft inducer used by the A&A. The picture also clearly shows the whistle on teh dome as well as the vintage 'can' style whistle on the engineer's whistle pipe.
Crossing the old Cattaraugus Creek trestle, this picture shows off 14 in all her splendor. It also shows the smaller, squatter whistle on the dome, and cast 4-chime CNR whistle on the engineer's pipe.
This picture shows 18 in all her working splendor. A slight wisp of smoke from the stack and a small cloud of steam behind the rear driver suggests that the locomotive is under steam. This picture is the one that I hypothesize might have been taken as the engine returned from the interchange (direction).
I believe this image is originally from Alcoman off the net somewhere, this closeup shows Brad in the fireman's seat as 18 moves around the train in Curriers. It also shows the short-fat 5-chime that was on 18 when she arrived.
Apparently sitting on the central track at the shop, this picture is dated Aug 11, 1962. Looking here, you can see the vintage 3-chime 'can' whistle.
Apparently this is either later or earlier in the day, because this picture is ALSO dated Aug 11th, 1962. This time sitting on the west track (today's "steam track"). Here you can see a different whistle. Take note between the whistle's bell & the steam chamber. It appears that the ribs between each chime actually curve down, meeting the chamber INSIDE the outer diameter. This suggests the possibility of a different whistle.
Coming across the trestle in town, 18 has only orange windows frames & cab number, white-wall tires and the rest is black. BUT, it shows off that vintage 3-chime can whistle.
Sitting at the shop, 18 is on the east (dead) track, 14 is on the central "diesel" track. Scanned from a postcard, a picture taken by Ed Lewis clearly shows the polished brass on 14's number plate. But, more critical to the topic, you can see a stepped 'cast' style whistle on 18. Then, jumping over to 14's dome, you can clearly see TWO whistles: a can-style whistle on the engineer's whistle pipe; and a cast 'stepped' style mounted to the dome.
__ J. D. Gallaway __
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