Sounds of Steam Locomotives, No. 4: The Great New York Central - Hudson, Mohawk, Niagara

Sounds of Steam Locomotives, No. 4: The Great New York Central - Hudson, Mohawk, Niagara

Harold S. Ludlow FW06155 / FX 6155

Recorded and annotated by Harold S. Ludlow in 1958. The album intersperses the Steam Locomotive sounds with spoken explanation by Ludlow of what each sound is. He opens the album stating that: “This recording has been prepared to preserve the sounds of that great fleet of New York central trains when steam was king of the rails.” Liner notes include brief recording information, train details and photos.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Sounds
Country(s) United States
Subject(s) Sound effects
Credits

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101 Introduction: Hudsons Harold S. Ludlow 8:38
102 Hudsons and Mohawks Harold S. Ludlow 1:47
103 The Commodore Vanderbilt: Local Trains Harold S. Ludlow 3:00
104 The Prairie State Harold S. Ludlow 2:12
201 Locals: Pacific Type, Twentieth Century Harold S. Ludlow 2:55
202 Misc. Trains Harold S. Ludlow 3:52
203 Morse Telegraph Sounder: Fast Speeding Trains Harold S. Ludlow 2:06
204 Misc. Trains Harold S. Ludlow 5:00
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