That lonesome whistle blow.
March 5, 2014 9:18 AM Subscribe
Let's say you live somewhere in the rural or suburban United States. You hear distant train horns all the time. Where are you?
posted by mykescipark to Travel & Transportation (41 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Southern California. I've been making annual expeditions out to the desert here to record train horns as they pass through small towns and grade crossings in the night. But everything out here is highway, highway, highway ... I can't seem to get a great recording without the distant roar of traffic, even into the wee hours of the night.
I'm up for a road trip (or even a cheap flight) somewhere that the trains blow unperturbed by such ambient noise. If you live somewhere like that, anywhere in the U.S., please tell me where you are, or if you know of such a place.
Technicality: The horns have to be fairly frequent. I can't afford to make a trek like this for just one or two horns a night. Preferably 5+ per hour would be good.