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References

Links to other horn-related web sites

Five Chime Consultants: This is a comprehensive site that lists various makes and models of horns, and some of the railroads that use them. Some good historical information is included on the web site.

Horn And Whistle Magazine: Source for Horns, Whistles, Sirens, Collecting signal devices and Related Information. The only publication devoted to “The Voices of the Industrial Revolution,” and Related Technologies

Ken Kanne's Horn Hospital: Ken is a master craftsman at horn restoration. You can see some of his work here!

Locomotive Horns: Author Matt Donnelly rigged up his Dodge pickup truck with his personal horn collection. There are some sound files available.

TrainHorns.net: A very discriptive site that gives details of different horn models, and their history. Photographs and sound files are included. If you are looking for information about that Hexatone in your grandfather's attic, find it here. This is Chris Moyer's new site.

Trainiax Guide to Locomotive Horns: This is a short guide to Leslie and Nathan air horns. However, the site has much more as you dive in deeper. Included are rather long recordings of train movements and descriptions of the locomotives pulling the consists.

Union Pacific's guide to Locomotive Horn Signals: This is a short guide that Union put out for the general public, regarding the signals locomotive engineers use to communicate with their crews and people in the vicinity via their locomotive horns.

Locomotive Airhorns: The main forum for locomotive airhorn enthusiasts

hornwhistleboard.com: Adam Smith's horn site

There are two Yahoo groups that pertain to locomotive airhorns and whistles. They are as follows:

horn/whistle Yahoo Group: This group focuses on both locomotive airhorns and steam whistles

Trainhorns Yahoo Group: The main area of interest here is in locomotive horns.

Links to other sites of interest

Railroad Signaling and Communications: Your complete guide and museum for signaling devices used on railroads. You will learn about crossing signals, semaphores, position light signals, color position signals, pedistal signals, dwarf signals, relays, teletype machines, towers, traffic lights, neon lights, sirens, and lots of other goodies. If you like signals, this is the place to be!

TrainsHorns.com: Meet our newest sponsor, TrainsHorns.com, the online store for truck horns, locomotive horns, and multi-chime air horns! It is not very often that we would put up a link to a horn vendor. However, I think you will find James to be approachable and honest, with a great willingness to service what he sells, and to answer any questions you may have.