Friday 3rd May 2019
'Sounds like Trains'
Our speaker had set himself a tough task as he was attempting to illustrate railway sounds with matching images. David introduced his session by outlining the different types of engine in terms of cylinder numbers and arrangement in exemplary style with some good examples of 2, 3 and 4 cylinder engines working hard. Obviously these different engine arrangements produced varying sound patterns and David explained all these in a very lucid manner.eg for the 4 cylinder example he used Lord Nelson working upgrade on the Settle Carlisle railway
In similar style moving onto
the diesel era he was very enthused about the Sulzers as they produced some
superb sounds reflected in their nicknames. Who could fail to be moved by the
wonderful sound of a class 37 growling away hence the nickname “Tractors”, we
had an example of a 37 toiling away at
David continued in similar
style in part 2 by illustrating the sounds of some engines in trouble
particularly a G2 shunting at Bletchley yard with a distinct wheeze. He then
David wrapped things up with D200 on the Settle - Carlisle to round off a superb presentation. He has to be given absolute credit for achieving something so tricky with complete aplomb and giving us a fascinating evening imparting a considerable amount of technical knowledge.
Last updated: 6th May 2019