Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic whistle?

ToonLink682
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Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic whistle?

Postby ToonLink682 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:05 am

I'm new here, but I used to have an account on the old Horn and Whistle Board, but that's besides the point. I was talking to my friend from Milwaukee and one day we'd like to rebuild a Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic, used to haul the Hiawatha. His grandfather was a fireman on the F7s and was even allowed to operate the engines in the yard (they did not allow black crewmen to operate the locomotives on the mainline) and he said that his grandfather told him that the F7s did indeed have whistles, and the horns were added later for use in the cities. According to my friend's grandfather, the F7s whistle sounded like the Milwaukee Road's Pacifics. Now my question is, does anyone know what kind of whistles the Pacifics had? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance, and all the best,

~Mike

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Re: Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic whistle?

Postby Evansville-Antiques » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:29 pm

Was this in Wisconsin ?
The racism portion of your story seems fitting for Wisconsin .
I had no idea the F7s had , or could accommodate whistles !!
This is interesting , I wish I could help you out .But im stumped at the idea of an F7 with a whistle .

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Re: Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic whistle?

Postby Evansville-Antiques » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:33 pm

OH WAIT... this is a Hudson type steam engine .
There is very little documentation of details like this.
Its a shame. :|
You are talking about depot-demolition , rail to trail territory .
Maybe somebody else here, particularly a Milwaukee Road enthusiast could help

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Re: Milwaukee Road F7 Baltic whistle?

Postby railsrust » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:24 am

I don't know specifically what Milwaukee Road put on most of their engines, but #261's original whistle was/is a Hancock 3 chime shortbell whistle. Maybe they used more of these? Here's a good recording of what it would sound like.
https://youtu.be/lkcbBvHgJ68


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