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SteamGene

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« on: October 07, 2007, 07:10:30 PM »

I'm in a motel tonight in Ashland, Kentucky, right across the street from the old C&O main line, which appears to still have three tracks and a spur with a grade crossing at the motel entrance.   I had to sign a card saying that I've been informed that the engineer "blows a whistle."  I've got my cameras set up to catch that T1, K4, H6 or 8, F19, J2, etc crossing that little street. 
Better not hear a horn.
Gene
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 08:34:59 PM »

Amen Wink.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 08:37:28 PM »

Three horns, no whistles.  So far.  First were two running light.  No rear marker, but it could be within the yard limits. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 09:25:42 PM »

Darn...
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JerryB

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 10:14:27 PM »

S'Gene:

Keep listening and hoping, but probably no joy.

You do appear to have a valid complaint with the establishment. Try asking for a refund based on false advertising / promise!  Grin  Grin  Grin  Wink

Happy RRing,

Jerry
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SteamGene

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 07:55:36 PM »

They were clueless. In fact, two out of two had no idea why the engineers were blowing the horn. There are three grade crossings one right after the other.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 09:01:58 PM »

Is there a steam excursion going on that I do not know about? Huh?
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SteamGene

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007, 09:13:24 PM »

Nope.  Just that the management doesn't realize that the sweet sound of the steam whistle died with the steam locomotive so they failed to warn guests about the imitation of large horny geese.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007, 09:20:06 PM »

Dag on costly beast. I can not stand the hummmming of a geep, what ever happend to the passion of running a true thuro breed of the Iron Horse.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007, 11:20:07 PM »

You are an engineer on a gp60 .  As you near a gradecrossing there is a sign with a W on it.  whistle.  You don't see a sign with H on it for horn.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2007, 08:48:27 PM »

When you, the engineer of a GP60, sees a whistle post, you blow your horn.  Even the railroads regret the loss of the steam whistle.
Gene
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