What do train whistles mean?

Answer Every whistle from a train relays a message. Whistles provide a way for the engine crew to "talk" to the conductor and to you. One of the most important safety features of the train, railroad whist... Read More »

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Why are train whistles so loud?

You ar right in one respect, lights and gates SHOULD be enough, but they arent. If you have ever looked in the eyes of a passenger of a car crossing directly in front of your locomotive and see th... Read More »

How to Make Wood Whistles?

A wood whistle is made from a small piece of wood that is hollowed out. Some adults may remember making this type of whistle as a child. Making a wood whistle is a project suitable for Cub Scouts. ... Read More »

How to Mount Deer Whistles for Cars?

Deer are responsible for approximately 1.5 million accidents and 10,000 injuries in the United States every year, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Safety Administration. It'... Read More »

Why do locomotives have to have both bells and whistles (or horns)?

good questionI have always thought if you dont hear the whistle, what good is the bell going to do?However there are many communities that have enacted "quiet zones" where we are not required to so... Read More »