Question about the N&W freight "hooter" whistle

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Tue Sep 23 18:38:40 EDT 2008


While we are the subject of the great Y6 classes, I am in the need of the build dates of the Y6, Y6a and Y6b classes. I have the years but need the month of build!

I have many of the nice N&W books but they do not list the months. As always up to things for the society.

Lastly I need a source of drawings and diagrams for the S1 and S1a classes.

Thanks Mike Ritschdorff

I can also be contacted off line at nwpoca at

> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 06:50:13 -0700> Subject: Re: Question about the N&W freight "hooter" whistle> To: nw-mailing-list at> From: nw-mailing-list at> > > During various in-cab recordings of Y6 pushers on Blue Ridge, Link was constantly trying to adjust the mike position or gain in order to reduce whistle distortion. In one sequence he asked the engineer to let him know when he was going to blow the whistle so he could turn the input volume down. Sometimes the engineer would forget and a lot of distortion would result, alone with some comments by Link!> > Dave Stephenson> > > > > > ________________________________________> NW-Mailing-List at> To change your subscription go to>> Browse the NW-Mailing-List archives at>

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