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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 8 (February 1, 1931)

Romance in the Railways’ Whistle

Romance in the Railways’ Whistle.

The railroad whistle is in a class by itself. It is one of the most romantic sounds one ever hears. To lie in bed, late at night, and hear some distant flyer whistling for a crossing, is to experience the feeling that one has heard the eerie horns of elfland blowing beyond the horizon. The note is haunting beyond words, with an insistent melancholy, that defies description. We should be sorry to be deprived of it.

From (Camden, NJ.) Courier.