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Junior

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Re: The Frisco Train Whistle
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2011, 08:06:49 AM »
Whew...eat another piece of that SDC purchased taffy you have stashed in a drawer that you have been hiding from the kids and chill! Ha!
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Re: The Frisco Train Whistle
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 08:27:25 AM »
Maybe I can shed some light on this whistle thing.  I've been an engineer on the Reader Railroad and the ES&NA in Arkansas.
* Stop (brakes applied)
**  Moving forward (in relation to lead locomotive)
*** Backing up (in relation to lead locomotive)
****  Need signals from train
Multiple short blasts means some sort of trouble.
--*-  Approaching grade crossing
- Approaching station

I realize SDC uses variations of the standard signals. There are numerous other signals, but these are the most common.
Tony



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Re: The Frisco Train Whistle
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2011, 09:14:48 AM »
funny rube!!!  \

Now if you could work in the parts about the brakes!!????  and the trees???

Maybe you could charge for the ride,,,,>?>??

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Re: The Frisco Train Whistle
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2022, 08:16:11 PM »
Just looking at really old threads on here that contain train phrases, lol.
Silver Dollar City's whistle code is like this:
2 short blasts: release brakes, proceed forward
3 blasts: reverse
1 blast: acknowledgement when shoving backwards, conductor signal, etc
2 long blasts are used on most grade crossings on the FSDL route. The engineers like blowing their whistles in fancy ways, which may sound confusing to untrained ears.
Trevlyn