Steam whistles, loud and proud

Rick A Mar 7, 2021

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    I love the sound of a steam whistle blowing in the distance. I live on a small island and hear the ferry horn blowing all the time. It tells me something's going on nearby. It's not a steam whistle but it's the same feeling. I heard train whistles when I was a kid.
    I have an Ashton whistle. It's a small one but I did get to hear it couple of years ago at a Steam-up. I would have more but they seem to be very pricey!

    I'm going to post articles, pictures about the whistles. They were everywhere back in the day. Locomotives, Steamships, factories, to name a few.
    Anyone on this site have a whistle? Put a picture on this thread.
     
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    Here are the Ashton Valve whistles. Ashton Valve 1895    2.jpg ashton valve 1920    2.jpg ashton valve 1920    3.jpg ashton valve 1920    4.jpg ashton valve 1920    5.jpg
     
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    A 1919 article about steam whistles.

    Locomotive whistles #1 1919.jpg locomotive whistles #2 1919.jpg Locomotive whistles #3 1919.jpg locomotive whistles #4 1919.jpg locomotive whistles #5 1919.jpg s.
     
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    Here's a pic of the whistle in my collection. IMG_20180706_142739.jpg
     
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    A couple of ads from old trade journals. 1900  The Daily Railway Age.jpg 1903   Marine Engineering.jpg
     
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    An Ashton Valve video from youtube.

     
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    Repairing a steam whistle.



    Steam Whistle Restoration


    Steam Whistle Testing Using Compressor



     
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    History of Train Whistles
     
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    Steam Whistle Compilation 1


    Steam Whistle Compilation 2


    Steam Whistle Compilation 3


     
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    Such a great sound. Reminds me of shipping I heard as a youth, on the west coast.
     
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    Appleby Illus Handbook of Machinery Sec I 1895    1.jpg Appleby Illus Handbook of Machinery Sec I 1895    2.jpg Barr_&_Creelman 1915    1.jpg Barr_&_Creelman 1915    2.jpg I've been putting together a list of steam whistle distributors and manufacturers. Here are some of the companies I come across.
     
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    whistles central supply co    #1.jpg central supply co   #2.jpg central supply co   #3.jpg central supply co   #4.jpg C.M. McClung & Co 1921.jpg Cameron and Barkley Co Catalogue D 1911  whistles.jpg
     
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    whistles Charles millar & son 1894    1.jpg charles millar & son 1894    2.jpg charles millar & son 1894    3.jpg Chandler pump co.  1900  whistles.jpg ChicagoHouseWreckingCo 1900    1.jpg ChicagoHouseWreckingCo 1900    2.jpg
     
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    whistles Crane 1878    1.jpg Crane 1878    2.jpg Crane 1878    3.jpg Crawley & Johnston 1901    1.jpg Crawley & Johnston 1901    2.jpg Crawley & Johnston 1901    3.jpg Crawley & Johnston 1901    4.jpg
     
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    whistles d.a.tompkins 1904    1.jpg d.a.tompkins 1904    2.jpg Eaton, Cole, & Burnham Co 1875    1.jpg Eaton, Cole, & Burnham Co 1875    2.jpg English Brothers 1884    1.jpg English Brothers 1884    2.jpg Fairbanks, Morse & Co 1914    1.jpg Fairbanks, Morse & Co 1914    2.jpg
     
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    whistles Geo B Carpenter 1910    1.jpg Geo B Carpenter 1910    2.jpg Goulds Mfg 1900    1.jpg Goulds Mfg. 1900.jpg Great Western Manufacturing  Co 1912    1.jpg Great Western Manufacturing Co 1912     2.jpg Great Western Manufacturing Co 1912    3.jpg
     
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    whistles

    Grinnel Co 1935    1.jpg Grinnel Co 1935    2.jpg Grinnel Co 1935    3.jpg Illinois Malleable Iron Co 1916    1.jpg Illinois Malleable Iron Co 1916    2.jpg J.I.Case 1907    1.jpg J.I.Case 1907    2.jpg Jacob Jamer catalog  1886    1.jpg Jacob Jamer catalog  1886    2.jpg
     
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    whistles James Clow 1894    1.jpg James Clow 1894    2.jpg James Morrison 1895    1.jpg James Morrison 1895    2.jpg James Morrison 1895    3.jpg James Morrison 1895    4.jpg James Robertson Co 1920    1.jpg James Robertson Co 1920    2.jpg
     
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    whistles LM Rumsey Mfg Co 1897    3.jpg LM Rumsey Mfg Co Catalog  1897   whistles  #1.jpg LM Rumsey Mfg Co Catalog 1897   #2   whistles.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    7.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    1.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    2.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    3.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    4.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    5.jpg Lunkenheimer Co Catalogue 1895    6.jpg
     
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