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A picture of Strasburg Railroad #90 (The engine that is responsible for the recording.), passing by Groff's Grove bound for East Strasburg Station in Strasburg, Pennsylvania in 2020.

A picture of the exact Reading 6 chime steam whistle mounted on #90. (Circa 2017)

This sound effect can be found on The Edge Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge. Two similar sound effects, Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - WHISTLE, SINGLE, CLOSE UP 01 and Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - WHISTLE, SINGLE, CLOSE UP 02, which are available on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. Although this sound effect is listed as a train horn, it's actually a whistle. And it was recorded from Strasburg Railroad (ex-Great Western Railway of Colorado) steam locomotive #90, who sports a Reading 6 chime steam whistle. (The one that is heard in the sound effect.)

Sound Effect Description

Train Horn, Freight Train, Short Blasts, Close Perspective, Steam Escaping.

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  • Cedarmont Kids - Get on Board (1996)
  • Cedarmont Kids - Down By the Station (1996)

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