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A really loud steam locomotive

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by 240P15, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. 240P15

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    It has been discussed in other threads about steam locomotives with really loud bark from the exhaust. This record, of the three cylindered german Baureihe 44, is the loudest steam locomotive I have ever heard! The sound is beyond so watch your speakers!;)



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    Love the 44's! I was lucky to do some footplating on 585 and 650 from Wanne-Eickel depot in the 70's. Amazing experience...never to be forgotten.
     
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    I`m a great fan of the "Jumbo" Br.44 too John! :) Impressive rugged engines with an enormous tractive effort!

    Knut:)
     
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    Got to admit with the speakers turned up sounds great!
     
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    Might have to stream that to the TV when I get home in the morning after work. Might wake the baby though!
     
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    The PO had 70 superheated 4 cylinder 2-10-0 locomotives built 1909-1912. These engines weighed substantially less than the German machines, some 24 tons. Their grate area was also substantially less. The SNCF tried these three cylinder German machines out on the routes that had been habitually worked by the smaller, older PO design. The 44s could start a heavier train but they were unable to sustain as high a horsepower as the older PO locomotives and so the performance on the climbs was one of steadily decreasing nature. All that noise had to count for something. Or perhaps not,
     
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    Yes the boiler had no chance of keeping up with the cylinders when working hard for a long period. I've never been keen on the noise a small wheeled 3 cylinder engine makes when going much more than 20-30nph ,its just a roar. I thought the same of the Stanier three cylinder 2-6-4t on the Tilbury line .At the other end, the LMS Jubilees (3 cyl )were my favourite sounding engines, I may be a bit bias as they ran by my mother house on the ,midland at the start of 6 miles of one in 125 ,or there about. They were the loco's for a firework display ,sparks going high up in the sky at night. I never saw or heard of a embankment/field fire caused by this.
     

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