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July 21, 2020 01:32PM avatar
Abbreviations:
-D&RGW 5-chime, unmarked cast iron: D&RGU
-D&RGW 5-chime, cast iron 6” bell on 5” base: 487
-D&RGW 5-chime Rizzoli clone, fabricated steel: Rizzoli
-D&RGW 5-chime, bronze 6” bell on 5” base w/ “169” stamp: 169
-D&RGW 5-chime with casting flaw: D&RGF
-Reading 6-chime: Reading
-Unknown bronze step-top 5-chime: Steptop (this one's by yours truly)
-Unknown bronze flat-top 5-chime: Flattop
-Powell 3-chime: Powell*
-AT&SF 6-chime: AT&SF
-B&O 3-chime: B&O(*?)
-ALCO 5-chime: ALCO*
-Hancock short bell 3-chime: Hancock*

*denotes a whistle not owned by and/or no longer at the railroad

Engines:

168 -- 2019-present: unmarked hoot on D&RG base

463 -- 194u-2021: D&RG freight hoot; 2021: 169

483 -- 1970-72: some D&RGW 5-chime; 1972-74: 169; 1974-77: D&RGU

484 -- 1971-1974: D&RGU; 1976-80: D&RGF; 1985-8u: Reading; 198u-90: Steptop; 1991: Reading; 1992-98: Steptop; 1998-99: Reading; 2004-11: D&RGF; 2012: B&O; 2013-14: Flattop; 2015-16: Steptop; 2016: Hancock; 2017-19: Flattop; 2020: Hancock; 2021-present: Flattop

487 -- 1974-2002: 487; 2003-04: Reading; 2005-17: 487; 2018-20: Rizzoli; 2021-present: 487

488 -- 1979-80: D&RGU; 1981: 169; 1982-85: D&RGU; 1985-86: Flattop; 1986-90: 169; 1990-92: D&RGU; 1992-97: 169; 2005-14: Steptop; 2015-16: Flattop; 2016-present: Steptop

489 -- 1981-82: ALCO; 1982-85: 169; 1986-89: Powell; 1990: Reading?; 1991: Powell; 1992: Reading; 1992-98: Powell; 1998-2000: Steptop; 2001: Powell; 2008-present: AT&SF

497 -- 1992-2000: Flattop; 2001: Reading; 2001-02: D&RGF

Short lived and special whistles:
C&O hoot (484, 2012)*
American 5" 3-chime (484, 2012)*
Lunkenheimer 6" 3-chime (488, 2018)*
SP Desert 5-chime (497, early 90s)*
A hooter (489, 2021)*

Howdy all: long-time lurker here. In a fit of pandemic lockdown boredom, I took to collating a timeline of whistles and their engines at the C&TSRR. I am not an expert on whistles, nor a Chama local, and worst of all a young person whose majority experience with the narrow gauge was through the power of home video- I would've taken only my second ride this season- so feel free to tear into it! If you're a true blue C&TS veteran who wants to make this more comprehensive, please go for it.

My basis was mainly a 2013 post from Earl Knoob I dug up (http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,249221,249599), plus some other posts; obviously this stuff is indebted to Earl and others' knowledge and memories. I then checked and amended it against dozens of videos featuring the railroad's sounds over the years. I did my best to take into account things like doppler effect, the engineer on the cord, stack talk, mic quality, etc, when identifying the whistles.

A lot of special and private whistles have been left out; this is just what they appear to have worn during your average season run. Also, if you know for a fact that I blatantly got a whistle wrong with one of the video examples, don't hesitate to let me know. Enjoy!



Edited 39 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2021 09:30PM by IanLK.
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