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Old April 17th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #21
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Belfast to Dublin Enterprise train, passing through Botanic Station, Belfast
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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #22
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MISC | Train Horns

I like trains in europe but why do they sound so weak?

Compare this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNOOb7Sd_mQ

To This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Xcx...eature=related
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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #23
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Hmm. I'm not i knowlegde of the facts here.

But it may look like, that the 3 double locomotives, uses almost all the space and energy for the apparently over sized horn, where the single European freight locomotive uses its energy on pure power?

but as said, i don't know.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #24
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This is what it sounds like in Poland:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tSB...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfzBF...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaPNFmi8Mcg
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #25
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it sounds perfectly for me.

why would it sound louder crossing at different levels?

leave the noisy locos to Americans and their ironcast locos running through level-crossings!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #26
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This is an euro-horn too, and if this ain't good for you then you're an american:
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #27
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Because there are less level crossings in Europe than US and the car drivers are more intelligent :-)
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Old November 15th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #28
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EU trains just don't horn at level crossings, I just don't get why US trains do...
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Old November 15th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #29
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At some point it all comes down to ***** size.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #30
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At some point it all comes down to ***** size.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #31
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This hole thread is a joke, but very funny indeed.
Less noise, better No? A horn in the middle of nowhere could be ok, but in a crowded city in Europe sure is not.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #32
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European trains can also sound like this

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Old November 16th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #33
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A selection of British horns
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Old November 16th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #34
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Wow. Even a thread about horns turns into a vs. America.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #35
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we migh have pathetic sounding horns, but at least we have a rail network to speak of

what do you got? acela with 8000 ppl per day? thats whats pathetic
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #36
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we migh have pathetic sounding horns, but at least we have a rail network to speak of

what do you got? acela with 8000 ppl per day? thats whats pathetic
^ point proven
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #37
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^ point proven
how do you respond when someone kicks you in the groins? in kind
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #38
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I like trains in europe but why do they sound so weak?
You can reverse that ofcourse. Why do american train horns have to be so loud. Do they have to compensate for something?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #39
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how do you respond when someone kicks you in the groins? in kind
someone not liking a horn is like being kicked in the groin?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #40
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we migh have pathetic sounding horns, but at least we have a rail network to speak of

what do you got? acela with 8000 ppl per day? thats whats pathetic
It carries 300ppl per train , and Amtrak Regional carries 25,000 per day. The New Haven line carries 120,000 a day , the Morristown line carries 50,000 a day , so does NJT Northeast Corridor line. The Whole Northeast Corridor line all services added carries about 650,000 a day. The Acela is expected to top off at 15,000 , due to the numerous other lines in the region that are forming a cheaper bypass. The Whole Northeastern network carries 7 million daily , thats expected to grow to 20 million by 2030. Honestly wouldn't suprise me with all the lines there restoring. When you break it down line by line its tiny , but its bigger when added up. The line near me grew by 2,000 this year form 7,000 to 9,000 daily riderships. With more Developments and new connecting lines some say that will hit 20,000 , i really hope not....that would put alot stress on my line.
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