Questions on the J's and A's

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Mon Jan 1 09:17:44 EST 2007


Back in Nov. you ask.

"Were the J1's of 1943 equipped with the same
type whistle as the 611 and the other streamlined J's, or were they equipped
with the hooter whistles (until they were streamlined) since they were
considered a freight locomotive? "

I was just looking at a builders photo this morning of a J1 and
it confirms that the Hancock whistle was on the engine when

Larry Evans
Kenova, WV

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