NYC Niagara Whistles

tracksidekid
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NYC Niagara Whistles

Postby tracksidekid » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:43 pm

Did Niagara's use 3 chime Hancock long bell whistles or different?
Tom

railsrust
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Re: NYC Niagara Whistles

Postby railsrust » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:26 am

I honestly couldn't tell you for sure. I think at least some of them did, which is strange on a railroad that almost exclusively used 5 chime and 6 chime whistles. I did a little reading, and these engines had air horns which were used much more often in order to conserve steam. It was unlikely ANY whistling happened at all with them.

volatone
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Re: NYC Niagara Whistles

Postby volatone » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:24 pm

The S1A and S2A class Niagaras were equipped with the NYC 6 chime whistles. A number of the class, not all, also were equipped with a Wabco E2 air horn. The same type whistle, which was a close copy of the NATHAN 6 Chime, was also applied to other classes including their Hudsons.

Ron


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