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September 5th, 2009

1948 Greenbrier 4-8-4. The last commercially built mainline passenger steam locomotive to be built in America. Locomotive number 614 had its last bolt tightened at the Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, OH in June of 1948 for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.

Locomotive #614 is 16 feet tall, 112 feet long and weighs-in at 434 tons and develops about 5,000 horsepower and is capable of running at 120 miles per hour.

This recording is of #614 pulling about twenty-four passenger cars on a Hoboken, NJ to Port Jervis, NY round-trip excursions which ran from 1996-1998. Blowing whistle, passing Southbound through Mahwah, NJ.

Microphones: Left and Right: Shure SM-57s, 120 degrees, X/Y configuration; Center: AT-4041; Mixer: Shure FP-32; Recorder: Casio R-100 portable DAT. (what I had at he time)
SEE ACTUAL TRAIN PHOTO:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=123104.htm


June 2014 Update The Official Website of Chesapeake and Ohio Steam Locomotive #614 is back! Unavailable since 2010, the redesigned site has been back online since Feb. 2014.. http://www.co614.com
Cheers, Rick

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    Corax321 7 months ago

    Went through the whole Sound Ideas library and still couldn't find anything as striking. Incredible effect, and invaluable for my period film. Thank you.

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    capesidereal 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    goosebumps here dude !! :)

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    kb7clx 10 months ago

    Hmm the website seems to have eaten my previous comment. I say again, this is an awesome sound, made for a great ghost train for my radio show's Halloween special. You can see all the attributions and download or listen links here.

    http://www.theglobalvoice.info/blog/?p=645

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    fshowes 1 year ago

    Holy Shit, this is so fucking amazing!

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    tkgray 1 year, 3 months ago

    Love it!

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