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If the model of the horn on the EF-4 model is correct, it's a Leslie:Audio Files:Run 8 wrote:
nhhe52, after posting the link to the VGN 135 earlier it occurred to me that it's likely that it was delivered with an M3 in 1955, which was around their their era, hence it would have been correct for the restoration. Since the M horns required a lot of maintenance, it's probable that when the simpler 3 chime Leslies showed up they were used a replacements. Additionally, I doubt the New Haven would have wanted to deal with anything from Nathan, since they would have been viewed as oddballs.
I've seen images somewhere (can't remember where just now) of New Haven EF-4's wearing Leslies on top.
And yes, Ed Kapriske's dieselairhorns.com is a great site.
Of course, one must consider the fact that, unlike the Virginian, the New Haven had no grade crossings for the EF-4s to really exercise their air horns.
Very interesting story. Just curious, what were the EF-4s hauling? I know it was NE-2, but what did it consist of? Reason for question: how did the pair of FL-9s perform in hauling a train assigned to a pair of EF-4s? BIG difference in HP.Statkowski wrote:
Had symbol freight NE-2 blow a pantograph one night approaching Pelham Bay. Close to midnight, I could see the occasional sparking of the pantograph above the glare of the headlight as it approached Baychester. Big flash, then total darkness. Engineer hoofed up to the phone box
to pass on the bad news, which I relayed to the dispatcher. Pan had bounced a little too much, drew an arc, and the arc vaporized the pantograph. The wire was okay, but this set of EF-4s only had one pan. Emergency power out of Oak Point, a pair of FL9s, was sent up track 6 behind the train, coupled up, and pulled everything back to Oak Point (about a four-mile drag).