Music of the Rails • US Train Whistles

The sound of the distant freight-train passing in the night is a powerful and emotive element in US popular culture.

There are some beautiful sound recordings, here

Hancock Long-Bell 3-Chime Whistle Recordings

I especially like the less-than-perfect recordings that are corrupted by echo and doppler effects.

If you like the sound of a steam whistle, you might like, Tugboat Toccata (1956), by Moondog.



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