However, we also wanted to place a second, larger whistle on the locomotive. Fitting the bill for this is a cast iron five chime that came to us as part of the trade to the Lake Shore Railway Museum for an 80 ton GE locomotive. This whistle is an oddity, and we think it may have originally came from a railway in Africa. To mount this whistle a new bracket had to be welded on top of the saddle tank. When the saddle tank is placed on the locomotive a flexible steam line will be installed to connect it to the steam dome.
We tested the five chime on steam this past weekend, and it sounds very good!