100 Year Old Logging Hooter

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100 Year Old Logging Hooter

Postby Mafarnz » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:01 pm

The Sumpter Valley Railway in eastern Oregon is home to a 100 year old wood burning Heisler locomotive. This locomotive is 100 years old and still has its original bell, whistle and headlight. The SVRY hosts a two day special for photographers in mid October. I was able to attend this year, and got some wonderful photos and videos. It was a real treat to get to hear this for two straight days!

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Re: 100 Year Old Logging Hooter

Postby Shay5fan » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 pm

ERRIEEE!!!!! :shock: :shock: Great Video!
A true logging railroad fan. What's railroading without mountains and grades.

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Re: 100 Year Old Logging Hooter

Postby RES » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:22 am

Neat video, the whistle's sound does somewhat resemble a real Hooter whistle. Nice echoes too!
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Re: 100 Year Old Logging Hooter

Postby S160280 » Fri May 20, 2016 9:27 pm

Thanks for sharing Mafarnz.

Good to hear that the loco still has the original whistle that the builders used in that period of time.

My favorite whistle is the N&W Hooters on a hard working Y6. When in the Army's 714th Rail Battalion and getting orders for Germany I figured that the loco's would have those high pitched European whistles. I was pleasantly surprised to find the German whistles were Hooters. When I was ready to leave after 25 months of working with the German railroaders they gave me a German Hooter.

Then at work I found a Hooter in the loco shop that was built by the guys years before I was even born. It ran in Modesto, Ca on M&ET number 3. I cleaned it up and asked the PLA if they would run it on one of their loco's. That day came and I was unsure of just what it would sound like. Is it good sounding or bad.

Well one more good old Hooter came to life for a day. Wish I owned a steam loco of my own.

The short one is from Germany and the tall one M&ET.

PLA recording of M&ET 3's Hooter.


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Re: 100 Year Old Logging Hooter

Postby AzHonker » Sat May 21, 2016 11:02 am

That whistle sounds AWESOME!!!!

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