Hancock Air Whistle

Hancock Air Whistle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hancock air whistle was a railroad whistle intended for use on North American diesel locomotives in place of the standard air horn. Hancock was a familiar name to railroads during the days of steam. The company produced many appliances, one of which was the popular long-bell three-chime steam whistle. When railroads began dieselising, Hancock, along with other manufacturers of railroad equipment, adjusted their offerings in order to remain competitive. And so Hancock modified their whistle design so they could be used on diesel locomotives. Hancock already had vast experience with whistles, and practically none with horns. Also, diesel locomotives were an emerging technology, and most early models were equipped with single-note 'honkers'. These horns were anything but appealing to the general public. Therefore, Hancock developed their line of air whistles in an attempt to romanticize the diesel locomotives.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135773976
  • 9786135773972