Question about the J whistles

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Sat May 28 17:33:10 EDT 2011

I have a question regarding the J Class 4-8-4 whistles. A friend of
mine told me that he read somewhere that at least a couple of J's
received hooter whistles towards the end of their careers (presumably
after they were bumped from passenger service in 1958. I have not
heard this rumor before and am somewhat skeptical of my friend's
claim, but perhaps someone on the list can confirm or deny this? Thank
you for any input.

Steven Ashley
Spartanburg, SC

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