Home Open Account Help 182 users online

Steam & Excursion > Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle


Pages:  [ 1 ][ 2 ] [ Next ]
Current Page:1 of 2


Date: 03/15/17 13:06
Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: MaryMcPherson

Last week I posted a video with the sound of an Illinois Central 2-8-2 leaving Woodbine, Iowa.  Don (Frisco1522) mentioned #1522 occasionally running with the preserved whistle from Illinois Central 2-10-2 #2807.  Here's the film at 11.

This was shot in July, 1996, as #1522 made a round trip from St. Louis to the wye at Bundy Jct. west of Newburg, Missouri.  At the time, I was working at a radio station in South Dakota and this was a little out of range for me.  Fortunately, Tom and Kurt were on hand to capture the video seen here.

I'm sure Don can fill in the details.  With this short train it's not a public excursion, and since it was a quick out and back it wasn't for a display date.  Could it have possibly been a break-in run of some kind?

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions

You must be a registered subscriber to watch videos. Join Today!




Date: 03/15/17 13:26
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Wolfman

Man,  She sounds great !



Date: 03/15/17 14:27
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: jkh2cpu

Lots of fun. Thanks!

John.



Date: 03/15/17 15:48
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: burlingtonjohn

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  I completely understand why SLSTA dropped the fires and will never complain. It was great while it lasted.

That said, I sure do miss 1522 here in Northeast Missouri ....

Regards,
Burlington John
 



Date: 03/15/17 16:28
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Frisco1522

This trip was a shakedown trip, both for us and the local chapter of the NRHS.  The two Amtrak cars were theirs and we getting checked out at the same time.  We stopped at the Webster Groves depot after this last run by for some sort of celebration.  Huge crowd.  I thought you pirated my footage at that startup sequence until I remembered that I got down at Valley Park and rode with Kurt and showed him this spot.   I have the identical scene on HI8, uncluding whistling off.
The whistle screeched a couple times that day just like in the last scene.  I don't know what made IC whistles do that but I've heard it before.
Thanks for sharing Mary.  You guys didn't catch us very often coming up Rolla Hill.  That was my favorite spot to run, EB out of Newburg.  This day, I ran from Cuba WB, turned at Bundy and EB back to Cuba before changine engineers.
Turn your sound waaaaay up on that startup sequence and you'll see where Frisco got their reputation for shotgun exhaust.  Loved it, good times.



Date: 03/15/17 17:13
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: 1003-2719-1385-engr

What was it about Frisco engines that made them have that absolute beautiful sounding exhaust?



Date: 03/15/17 17:14
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: The_Chief_Way

A wonderful look back at what we had. Many thanks. That defines Mainline Steam for me.



Date: 03/15/17 19:33
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: wag216

Aman! wag216



Date: 03/15/17 19:56
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: kevink

Awesome video, thanks for posting! 



Date: 03/15/17 20:05
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Linndale

THANKS for sharing this great video......doesn't get much better!



Date: 03/15/17 20:28
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Frisco1522

Nozzles mostly.  Oil burners had no baffles or anything in the smokebox,  This gal could get loud enough to hurt your ears.  I was running WB and going up Iron Hill and we went through a rock cut and my ears nearly shut down.
I think my tinnitus is from my days in the cab, plus working around machinery all my life.  The time in cab was worth it.   I'm old, I've heard enough.



Date: 03/15/17 22:49
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: MaryMcPherson

Frisco1522 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> This trip was a shakedown trip, both for us and
> the local chapter of the NRHS.  The two Amtrak
> cars were theirs and we getting checked out at the
> same time.  We stopped at the Webster Groves
> depot after this last run by for some sort of
> celebration.  Huge crowd.  I thought you pirated
> my footage at that startup sequence until I
> remembered that I got down at Valley Park and rode
> with Kurt and showed him this spot.   I have the
> identical scene on HI8, uncluding whistling off.
> The whistle screeched a couple times that day just
> like in the last scene.  I don't know what made
> IC whistles do that but I've heard it before.
> Thanks for sharing Mary.  You guys didn't catch
> us very often coming up Rolla Hill.  That was my
> favorite spot to run, EB out of Newburg.  This
> day, I ran from Cuba WB, turned at Bundy and EB
> back to Cuba before changine engineers.
> Turn your sound waaaaay up on that startup
> sequence and you'll see where Frisco got their
> reputation for shotgun exhaust.  Loved it, good
> times.

I didn't use the Rolla Hill shot... no whistling at that location (I was showcasing the whistle after all).  The startup shot is from Tom's 8mm camera, as you briefly catch Kurt in the corner.  I guess I'll have to do a Rolla Hill compilation at some point!

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 03/16/17 01:48
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: GYModeller

Thank you Mary for sharing these wonderful videos with us. Your postings always make my day and watching/listening them always sends shivers up my spine. Just wonderful!

David



Date: 03/16/17 07:31
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Frisco1522

There were some crossings on Rolla Hill.  Best thing on the hill is the exhaust.  I'm sure my Dad was always watching me run up Rolla Hill.  That was the division he worked on (STL-Newburg) from 1916-1964.



Date: 03/16/17 07:42
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: rrman6

Frisco1522 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Nozzles mostly.  Oil burners had no baffles or
> anything in the smokebox,  This gal could get
> loud enough to hurt your ears.  I was running WB
> and going up Iron Hill and we went through a rock
> cut and my ears nearly shut down.
> I think my tinnitus is from my days in the cab,
> plus working around machinery all my life.  The
> time in cab was worth it.   I'm old, I've heard
> enough.

With my ear bent, "Eh, what did you say!!??"  
I'm old enough to have enjoyed seeing steam in the late 1940's and the last of steam on the Rock Island in the early 1950's, and although I was a youngster, never was invited into a cab until one day in Pratt, KS in that of a 4-8-4 5000 Series, only for a few moments as they awaited the arrival of another train.  Like you, I couldn't get enough stack and steam noise.  Added to it, the driving of my Dad's old Twin City tractor with a straight pipe, no doubt contributed the most.  I now sport hearing aids that never replace one's original hearing.  I like you, have no regrets for experincing the personality and sounds of steam, being it a loco or a J.I. Case steam tractor or the like, so now I willingly accept the consequences.



Date: 03/16/17 13:52
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: bayview_boy

Warm summer nights with a mild breeze hearing the sound of a train whistle in the distance . Never thought l would hear that whistle again , but this would have done the job, Great video



Date: 03/16/17 19:54
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Frisco1522

From the time I was old enough to walk I couldn't get enough of it.  I was born in 1940 and during WWII, my Dad would get called and Mom and I would take him to Lindenwood roundhouse to sign in and get the engine on the train.  I would nag Mom until we went upgrade, either Shrewsbury Ave or Old Orchard or Webster Groves to see him come up the hill out of the yards.  I was always in trouble for going right up to the tracks.  At that time, traffic was frantic on the Frisco and you could sit there for an hour and see numerous trains.   The exhaust noise coming up the hill was a true symphony.
Wish I could download all of those memories and sounds.  And the smell of smoke.
Sigh..........



Date: 03/16/17 20:34
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: ProAmtrak

Awesome video it is sad she's retired though, it would've been great to see her in action myself!



Date: 03/17/17 15:38
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: Realist

IIRC, Brad Miller did some recording of UP 3985 pulling the stack train,
but when it went back to Cheyenne from North Platte, it had an IC
whistle on it. 

Heard some of that, and it was interesting, too.



Date: 03/18/17 13:25
Re: Frisco 1522 With The Illinois Central 2807 Whistle
Author: MaryMcPherson

Realist Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> IIRC, Brad Miller did some recording of UP 3985
> pulling the stack train,
> but when it went back to Cheyenne from North
> Platte, it had an IC
> whistle on it. 
>
> Heard some of that, and it was interesting, too.

Sounds Of Trains, Volume 4

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Pages:  [ 1 ][ 2 ] [ Next ]
Current Page:1 of 2


[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0964 seconds