Morse Code for Q and Grade Crossing whistle similar codes

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Fri Dec 17 18:22:08 EST 2010

I don't know the answer but there is a slow wire or Morse wire group
similar to this type og N&W listing and I suspect someone of those
guys would know. Check around. there's also a fella named Abram
Burnett who might know as he is into the the good old Morse code.

Interesting question to which there is probably an answer or maybe a
non-answer as to they had to come up with some series of dots and
dashes. Wonder which came first the Morse code for Q or the grade
crossing signal? That might be the more operative question.

Bob Cohen

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> Skip,

> Could you ask the Brethren if they know why the letter Q in Morse Code is the

> same as a whistle blowing for a crossing? dash dash dot dash or long long short

> long. Thanks,

> Mike Shockley

> Peoria, Illinois, but native Virginian

> I want to get there one Wednesday night

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