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

Answer 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 »

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What do train whistles mean?

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 »

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 »

Can cats hear ultrasonic dog whistles?

Cats can hear ultrasonic dog whistles. Cats have a hearing range between 45 Hz and 64,000 Hz, which is better than a dog's hearing range of 67 Hz to 45,000 Hz. Cat owners generally do not use dog w... Read More »