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Old November 18th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #61
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Jeez talk about being overly sensitive, I never said Europe had bad trains, I just think that American horns sound cooler.

And I'm a European American myself, I just admire America's trains, that doesn't mean I don't like Europes.

People take this thread waaaay too seriously
You've missed the point. I wouldn't have an issue with you criticizing anything if you actually knew what you were talking about.

What happens is;

1 - Have misconception
2 - Post misconception
3 - Wonder why misconception recieves less than positive responses.
4 - Repeat with more misconceptions
5 - Wonder why these also don't get a great response.
6 - Continue with misconceptions that have a common thread of USA vs Europe
7 - Wonder why it might appear that you are just Europe bashing.
8 - Defend what you're doing by accusing the Europeans of being sensitive.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #62
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I like cars in America, but why do they look like farm vehicles?

Compare this



To this

To be fair... the roughest and most agricultural icon's are british





and America did create this



so all sins are forgiven
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Old November 19th, 2010, 10:18 AM   #63
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Probably regulations in USA vs. Europe demand, what kind of train horns must be installed. So this is not because of trains but because of regulations.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #64
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American train horns sound pathetic IMO. European train horn much better.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #65
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More American horns...

Metro-North M7A - Harlem line



NJT Midtown Direct outbound express train



Amtrak Keystone thru a construction site on the Northeast Corridor line



Metro-North M7A Harlem line inbound to Grand Central with lots of Horn


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Old November 22nd, 2010, 08:26 PM   #66
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Who cares? European trains rock -

http://www.londonandnyc.com/2010/10/...o-europes.html
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:56 AM   #67
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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
Different pitch of the air horns. The American ones have a deeper pitch to them, while European ones are higher pitched.

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You can reverse that ofcourse. Why do american train horns have to be so loud. Do they have to compensate for something?
Adequate advance warning. Regulations dating back to the late 1800s, require ALL locomotive whistles (and later, air horns) to be clearly audible from a distance of 1 (about 1.5 km) mile. This was safety rule, so as persons on or near the track had adequate warning of an approaching train.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 03:22 PM   #68
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Amtrak ACS-64's Horn



Ghostengineer making some noise

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Old March 8th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #69
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Why do the trains sound their horn when going through the station? Especially considering they are on the centre track?

I would go absolutely nuts living near the station. Come to think of it, it must be very detremental to transit oriented development.
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Why do the trains sound their horn when going through the station? Especially considering they are on the centre track?

I would go absolutely nuts living near the station. Come to think of it, it must be very detremental to transit oriented development.
Most of the time they don't blow , unless there are workers on the tracks or a train buff on the platform...
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Ah, so it isn't a safety issue to get people away from the edge of the platforms?

I remember that hilarious film of a senator giving a safety briefing on the edge of a railway platform. So I thought it may have something to do with that.
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Ah, so it isn't a safety issue to get people away from the edge of the platforms?

I remember that hilarious film of a senator giving a safety briefing on the edge of a railway platform. So I thought it may have something to do with that.
They usually give a small blow if its an express train and there are people on the platform. That same senator is throwing a hissy fit over a non-exisitant HSR plan for his state... You can see why nothing gets done in this country...
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Polish train horns to the extreme

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Old March 10th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #75
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I do know that in the days when the 0 Series Shinkansen were operational, JNR blew the horn of the train whenever it passed through a station a full speed. That was still a common practice even with the 300 Series Shinkansen, but the current 700/N700/N700A don't blow their horns passing through stations at full speed on the Tokaido and San'yo Shinkansen lines.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 07:34 AM   #77
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Makes my skin crawl when I see an impressive looking train and the horn basically sound like the air horns that you can buy attached to a can of compressed air. Sounds very cheap and amateur and really ruins the appeal of the train. One who's often guilty of this is Stadler.

The best horn I've ever heard was the Acela Express.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 11:45 AM   #79
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Inside The driver's Cabin Of Mumbai Suburban EMU, Manufactured By Siemens



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Inside the Driver Cabin Of Siemens EMU, in General, The Mumbai Local...

Featuring The Coverage Of Control pannel, Crossings, Overtakes, And Some Significant places on Mumbai Suburban line as well..

The Video begins with Video of Mumbai Rajdhani Express from taken a location like never before, from the Driver view of Local train..!!!

Video features crossing from several well known locations such aa The New Oshiwara Station, EMU Carshed Virar, Bhayandar Creek, Naigaon curve. Crossing Another Siemens as well as Bombardier local on Various locations. Overtake of My EMU by another Siemens EMU, Parallel Chase with Sayaji Nagari Express and a Weekly Duronto Express..!!!

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Old October 3rd, 2015, 03:28 PM   #80
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One thing I've noticed that is horns on Japanese passenger trains are quieter than I expected.

Interestingly, the horns on the JR East KiHa 110 DMU and the JR West KiHa 120 DMU tend to be pretty loud, maybe because (probably) the driver want the attention of people (and wild animals) on the track in rural areas....
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