I finally created some hornsounds for Trainz that sound old-fashioned and American.


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This is what the classic American locomotives sounded like through much of the 20th century. 19th century American steam engines might have have the diminished seventh chord as well. I know some SP Geeps in California had this classic iconic sound. Even a Caltrain pulled by an F40 I rode on had a sound like this in the 1990's. Newer-model D/E locos in America have crappy-sounding horns to my ears. They sound foreign. It is the sound I so miss. Railroading style in America has become so cheesy and plastic like China-made toys in Wally World, sadly. The shame of it all!

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