PCM Y6b Latest Web site update and Pot Stirring Pt. II

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Sat Jul 22 15:39:51 EDT 2006

Perhaps they should concentrate on what one sounds like while slipping,
since they don't pull very well. Didn't the guy who did "Hooters on Blue
Ridge" do some high quality audio recordings of some Y's??

Mark Lindsey

> I'm familiar with only one Brad Miller recording of a

> Y6 - on Ghost Train there the usual A/Y6-Y6

> combination on Blue Ridge plus a local with a Y6. Any

> others??


> Best available recordings probably means they used the

> one album they could get their hands easily on rather

> than search out those obscure, unknown, and hard to

> get (!!??) OWL albums. Using the word quiet when

> referring to a Y6 working at any speed seems to be an

> unlikely choice. Between the roaring stack and very

> pronounced rod clank, they can easily be spotted by

> sound alone on a recording. I never saw/heard one

> running trackside but I've listened to a lot of

> recordings and they ain't quiet!!


> Dave Stephenson



> They said they used the best available

>> recordings, mentioning the

>> late Brad Miller's work, but not Link's recordings

>> (his sounds of the Y6 on

>> the Shenandoah line are among the best I've heard of

>> this beast BTW,

>> including sequences of them switching from compound

>> to simple.)


>> They also, more interestingly, note why the faster

>> the engine goes, the

>> quieter the LokSound gets. They say it's

>> prototypical -- a result of the

>> exhaust chuffs melding into a quieter blur at high

>> speeds.


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