Wednesday, February 18, 2015

N/Alphabe-Thursday

 Air horns behind diesel train engine circa 1950

N is for NOISE.

I bet these horns make a LOT of noise warning people they are about to enter an intersection!

Bell on vintage diesel engine

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

38 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Those horns DO make a lot of noise :)I almost fell off my bike once when they started hooting :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never heard these horns in action. Going by Knipsa's comment, that might be a good thing.

eileeninmd said...

I have heard these horns, they are loud! Have a great day!

John's Island said...

Love old railroad stuff. Neat photos. Once in a while I see an old railroad bell on eBay ... it is amazing how much collectors will pay for them.

Jenny said...

My dad was in the Merchant Navy and we had a bell much like photo 2 outside our front door . If we were out playing, my mom could ring it to let us know supper was ready.

Michelle said...

That is a great, old bell!

Jacquelineand.... said...

They are extremely noisy!

see you there! said...

Think I'd rather hear the bell than the horns. Great noisemaker pics.

Darla

Sandra said...

i love the sound of the bells warning the train is coming.. more than the horns...but i do love the wail of the horns on the diesels now from a distance

Birdman said...

I was walking under a foghorn as a kid once when it went off. Almost jumped in the ocean!

TexWisGirl said...

some nice details!

George said...

These are two wonderful photos. I especially like the air horns.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's a wonder that all railway workers aren't deaf as posts!

William Kendall said...

Quite a neat looking bell!

VP said...

Amazing details, I still have a huge whistle my dad took from an old steam engine...

Sylvia K said...

Ah, believe me, they did indeed make a LOT of noise and I do remember them!! Another fun post for the day!!

Karen S. said...

Gosh darn, I was going to join back in when A was up again, and now you all are at N, and I'm still way behind. Your photo is ringing sweetly across my eyes!

Margaret Adamson said...

I would like the sound of the bell but the horns probably make more noise.

Stephanie said...

They can certainly be awfully loud when you least expect it. Great shots!

Rose said...

I would not want to be standing near those horns...but bet the bell has a pleasant sound if not too close to it. And maybe even then.

Ginny said...

Those air horns can be really loud! Don't you wish you could have blown one?

RedPat said...

I'd like a horn like that for my car!

Annesphamily said...

A wonderful old bell and still ringing too! Nice to see your share. Have a great week and come visit soon.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

lovely shots!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative shots!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Lois said...

Wonderful shots. I think I would rather hear the bell than the horns though!

Randy said...

Love that first shot.

Cloudia said...

Am hooked on your photos




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Gillian Olson said...

Very creative, especially like the bell!

Chandra Eswaran said...

The bell is fascinating, Tina.
My high school was right next to the rail tracks, so we saw all kinds of trains go by - diesel electric, steam locomotive, etc. It was always fun hear the noises and to see if they were running on time.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Derek said...

These loud devices remind me of my neighbours....

Super post.

Have a nice day.

Jim said...

Mrs. Jim's mom, my MIL, used to live a blog away from the track. Those train noises are like music to us. Now where we are sometimes on the porch on a quiet and still winter night I can hear a train some miles away.
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PerthDailyPhoto said...

The old bells are wonderful EG after reading the comments above I'd love to hear them ring ..

Maggie said...

Great choice of topic for the letter N, the images are fab as always!!

cieldequimper said...

I'd rather hear the bell!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Tooooooot! Cool photos.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

old horn, very good for nostalgia too.

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