Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

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Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby LeslieS5aFan » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:49 pm

About a couple of weeks ago, Union Pacific 1982 Productions found a video of an ALCo rs3 on the Rutland railroad with a s5a-sounding horn, which did end up being a s3j. However, I did watch the whole video, and earlier in it, there is another ALCo rs3 hauling a similar train, but it had a strange sounding horn. I searched images of the unit, Rutland 202, and I found a Tyfon multii-chime and thought it was something like the Leslie a200-125 horn combo, but I was still suspicious. I went into locomotive horns and tried out the notes and got the Leslie a-125-200-3g. I looked at the lengths, however, and it didn't match. The a-125-3e did match the bells and the notes, and right there and then, I finally claimed that it was a Leslie a-125-3e. I took this to both Ohio Railfanning Productions and Union Pacific 19832 Productions. Union Pacific 1982 Productions has a video on it.

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby Evansville-Antiques » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:36 pm

video ? picture ?

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby LeslieS5aFan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:44 pm

https://youtu.be/bkWxJUgzMYo The video. It sounds like a m horn, but it is an a-125-3e

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby ExRock80 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Watched the video and, yes, at the very end the 202 horn sounds like an A-125-3E. We had a B&LE F unit leased on the Rock Island in the early 70's, I believe it was the 708 that was equipped with one. I remember how it sounded because it had a different chord and timbre from the usual 3 chimes of the era. Ron Chamberlain and I have discussed this unit and horn several times. He recalled hearing it it as well from trackside at that time and noted its unusual and pleasing sound.

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby LeslieS5aFan » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 pm

ExRock80 wrote:Watched the video and, yes, at the very end the 202 horn sounds like an A-125-3E. We had a B&LE F unit leased on the Rock Island in the early 70's, I believe it was the 708 that was equipped with one. I remember how it sounded because it had a different chord and timbre from the usual 3 chimes of the era. Ron Chamberlain and I have discussed this unit and horn several times. He recalled hearing it it as well from trackside at that time and noted its unusual and pleasing sound.

It was at 3:35 (#204) but thanks for the info. 202 has a s3j.

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Re: Leslie A-125-3e found on Rutland

Postby LeslieS5aFan » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:21 pm

ExRock80 wrote:Watched the video and, yes, at the very end the 202 horn sounds like an A-125-3E. We had a B&LE F unit leased on the Rock Island in the early 70's, I believe it was the 708 that was equipped with one. I remember how it sounded because it had a different chord and timbre from the usual 3 chimes of the era. Ron Chamberlain and I have discussed this unit and horn several times. He recalled hearing it it as well from trackside at that time and noted its unusual and pleasing sound.

Any other interesting horns?


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