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an image of 4936 kinlet hall pulling a passenger train in a countryside.

A picture of Great Western Railway "Hall" Class steam locomotive #4936 ("Kinlet Hall") (The engine responsible for the recording.), at the Minehead Railway Station on the West Somerset Railway in England. (Circa 2015)

This sound effect can be found on BBC Sound Effects Library - Second Edition, which was made by Sound Ideas.

The whistle that is heard in this sound effect was the whistle off of Great Western Railway Kinlet "Hall" Class steam locomotive #4936, nicknamed "Kinlet Hall".

It's most common and well known usage is being the whistle on Spencer the Streamlined Engine from the (formerly) long-running British children's television series, Thomas & Friends.

Sound Effect Description

Train, Whistles: Steam Engine Whistle (Great Western Railways).

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