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I prefer the sound of the Nathan horns, much more forceful! The Leslie's sound a bit wimpy in comparison, at least in the audio files, perhaps different in the day, real time.Run 8 wrote:
Horns are used for a lot more reasons than sounding a warning at grade crossings. A whole LOT more.
Those Virginians most likely sported three-chime Leslies in their New Haven days, but Nathans were probably OEM when they were first delivered.
depends on who you ask. If you ask an exNH employee, they might call them either. Railfans (or foamers if you're so inclined) generally call them Virginians while modelers/scholars will more often call them bricksBX10 wrote: I recently came across Vol. 11 Issue 3 of the Shoreliner, in it there is an article by C.A. Brown entitled "THE NEW HAVEN EF-4's "BRICKS". On page 30the author writes "The red-orange body earned the nickname "Bricks" on the New Haven"
So were they known as Virginians or as Bricks on the New Haven?
Rick, so glad to read from you. I still have the video that you sent me years ago and enjoy it. Thanks for that info. I'm guilty of getting into the habit of calling the EF-4's "bricks" as some other modelers and fans have.Richard Abramson wrote: The Virginians were never called "bricks." In H. Reid's book on the VGN he commented that "the EL-C's possessed the beauty of misshapen bricks."
Somehow, some buff(s) morphed that into a nickname for the EF-4s'. Its the same thing as how Arthur Dubin named the 8200s "American Flyer Cars."
I always heard NH engineers refer to the EF-4s as "Virginians."