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Talking Track Detectors
back in 2000 in the Conrail Days

Depew, New York - Norfolk Southern Southern Tier Line MP 413

     CP5555 - 226KB     CR6149 - 194KB     CR6618 - 383KB     CR7206 - 300KB

Lancaster, New York - CSX "Water Level Route"

     Amtrak283 - 215KB     CSX8533 - 225KB     CSX8436 - 214KB

 Hear the Whistle Blow Event! 8/7/2004

On August 7th, 2004 at 12:30PM at the Williamsville, New York - LEHIGH VALLEY DEPOT, 86 South Long Street, visitors were treated to another real "Blast from the Past" with those thrilling days of yesteryear when the sound of a steam locomotive’s whistle would bring kids and parents alike to trackside to see the train. We were able to relive those days with the sounds of steam locomotives as they blew their whistles for the South Long street crossing. Each railroad had its own idea as to how a locomotive whistle should sound. The result was often a sound unique to that railroad. Some were deep and throaty. Others were melodious and some were high pitched. But no matter what the sound, the message was the same. The train is coming!

Dr. Charles Blumle of Emporium, PA. brought for a second time, his collection of more than twenty whistles from steam locomotives of the New York Central, Baltimore and Ohio, Pennsylvania, Reading, Norfolk and Western, and Southern, to name just a few. Visit our "Whistle and Horn Blow" page for the sights and sounds we all enjoyed.

Whistle Blow 8/7/2004

These were not recordings but actual
whistles from real steam locomotives.

 Hear the Whistle Blow Event! 7/15/2006

On July 15th, 2006 at 12 Noon visitors were treated to another real "Blast from the Past"at the Williamsville, New York - Lehigh Valley Depot when Mr. Lee Alley from Bristol, Tennessee brought his "Wizzle Machine" to life! Click below to read more about this exciting event.

Whistle Blow 7/15/2006

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