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September 15, 2018 08:08PM
Prowordsmith Wrote:
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> Here's a strange question from my old, overheated
> mind...
> Let's say your engine is coupled to the train
> backwards - your pilot is coupled to the lead car
> of the train - and you're going to run backward
> down the lines (pulling the train but the engine
> is backward)... As to start the trip do you blow
> TWO whistle blasts or, since the engine is
> backward, do you blow THREE?

Speaking of tender-first hauled steam, I have at least one (maybe two), trains in Germany with doubleheaders where one or both engines were running
tender first. One is a passenger train, and I think I have one on a freight as well. Over there I think they blew once to depart, but many times the conductor would blow his whistle
and off they would go. My stuff from the 70's is all silent anyway. Sometime I might try to upload a few odd clips.
Greg
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