July 26th, 2011

Stereo recording of a steam train leaving Moor Street station in Birmingham in the direction of Snow Hill station, going into a short tunnel as soon as the engine leaves the platform. 4-6-0 Hall class locomotive pulling a train of vintage carriages. Steam hiss, guard's whistle clearing the driver to leave the platform, coal being shovelled into furnace, piston starts to move, speeds up, train whistle (brief), sound of the steam locomotive fades and carriage bogey noise.
Recorded on a Zoom H2 with built in microphones, in 'mid' sensitivity level, hand held.


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    EmilyABCOpen 5 months ago

    so beautiful!

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    fromesound 8 months ago

    A beauty!

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    BDSsound 2 years ago

    Many thanks for this sound. I used this sound as part of a piece of sound art for an exhibition being curated by a friend as part of a final year college project. Unfortunately not a paid commission! You and freesound.org are credited. The whole piece is about 6 minutes long and uses many sound files. I may upload the completed work to soundcloud after the exhibition. I shall post a link to it here if I do.

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    piemonster 2 years ago

    Great sound. I used less than 1 sec of it. Fits perfect.

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    alfa_tomazy 3 years ago

    very nice sound thanks

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