Thursday, June 01, 2006

Air Horns

From: "Max Zimmer"

Are there standard pitches for air horns? If so, what are they? If not, what pitches are generally used? Do most horns have two pitches? At what intervals? ...

—Max Zimmer


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: Barnes, Paul
Subject: Horn pitches

The pitches for the K5LA horn are D#-F#-G#-B#(same as C natural)-D#. This was the 'standard' horn used by Chessie System (among other roads) on many of their diesels. I understand Chessie also adopted this chord for the whistle used on ex-C&O 614 which powered their later steam specials ...

—Paul Barnes

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup.]

6/03/2006 11:23 AM  

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