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M-K-T whistle sound
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Author:  FLO [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:46 am ]
Post subject:  M-K-T whistle sound

Ran across this video of an M-K-T steam whistle being used on a steam excursion. A different sounding whistle indeed!


On another board, a person with musical background described the M-K-T three-chime whistle as follows: "Two long chambers and one extremely short chamber. The two long chambers have a sweet major third combined with a concert 7th blown by the tiny chamber."

Has anyone run across a photo of one of these Katy whistles online? Would be interesting to see one.

Author:  Zak Lybrand [ Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: M-K-T whistle sound

Good lord, that sounds hideous.

Author:  Steve B [ Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: M-K-T whistle sound

Zak Lybrand wrote:
Good lord, that sounds hideous.

I'll second that.

Steve Black

Author:  rogruth [ Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: M-K-T whistle sound

It is a distinctive sound.

I'll accept any whistle on a working steam loco.

Author:  Txhighballer [ Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: M-K-T whistle sound

The whistle was mounted on SP 786 for a weekend of trips. I was the fireman on the Sunday trip, and fanned the Saturday run. Once I heard the whistle, I had a STRONG urge to lay off that Sunday. The whistle is owned by Bruce Blaylock, and he was the engineer on both days. Later on, we found the whistle had a cracked chamber and I don't think it has been blown since.

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