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What Are The Best Sounding Transport?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3588 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

As some of you ladies & Gentlemen know, I am a big transportation nut. If it move and carries people, it got my interest. I was wondering what are some of the best sounding transport in the world. It can be a plane, train, ship, truck, bus or car. My vote is, GE-90 powered 777, any airliner with early model Rolls Royce RB 2:11, any airliner with JT8 or JT3s, Bugatti Veyron, any truck are bus with an Detroit Diesel 8V or 12V 71 or 8V 92 or Diesel 60 with Jacob brakes. Also anything with a Cummming 855 or Scania V8 580 or Mack V8. GE Geneses Passenger locomotive has a very robust sound. Carnival Holiday class and some of the large container ship we today. All these get my vote, what is your choice?

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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Standing on the upper deck of any modern warship and listening to the cruise engines (LM2500) kicking in on max acceleration. Zero to 35+ Knots in .....Sec, and then stop in 1/2 ship length.

WrenchBender



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User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 1):
Standing on the upper deck of any modern warship and listening to the cruise engines (LM2500) kicking in on max acceleration. Zero to 35+ Knots in .....Sec, and then stop in 1/2 ship length.

WrenchBender

I like when they start there (LM2500 Gas Turbine) before they go underway. They have a hole lot of smoke coming out there pipes.


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1383 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

The GE-90 spooling up.... nuff said....

Cal  airplane 



*Insert Sound Of GE90 Spooling Up Here*
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11639 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

I'd suggest if you're ever in the UK you should take a ride on an Intercity 125 train, which is powered at each end by a class 43 power car. These things were built in the late 70s and early 80s, but are still officially the fastest diesel trains in the world, regular service speed is 125mph and record was 148mph. The noise they make when accelerating is pretty similar to that of a small commercial jet aircraft taking off, which has it's disadvantages when standing on the platform, but the ride is very smooth.






Dan Smile



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

No question for me, an F1 car. Either back when they were running turbos or V-10's, or now with the smaller V-8's. Pure poetry to the ears.

Dave



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

An older model 6 cylinder boxer with at least one carburator, prefererably a Porsche unit with the distinct air cooling fan. That's music for you right there.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

The Acceleration of a Ford Ikon 1.3
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/types/international/aerospat-bac/concorde/concord.jpg

User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):

 checkmark  No contest for me, the Olympus engines on Concorde or the Vulcan bomber.



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Jesus, what a sad lot of unreformable geeks you all are.  duck 

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
anything with a Cummming

What kind of a name for an engine is "Cumming"?  crazy  Does it shriek and tell you the Earth moved?  duck 

As for me, I quite enjoy the sound of silence, so here's my choice:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Canoe_8179.jpg/800px-Canoe_8179.jpg


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1201 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
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I must admit it gave a certain thrill to stand outside on the aft viewing-deck listening to the 4 Caterpillar 3618 engines rated at 7200Kw each starting up on this one:

Capable to power this Incat (hull #48) at 40+ knots across the oceans.
The military equivalent is the US Navy's HSV2 "SWIFT"

?? Scooter01

[Edited 2007-09-26 14:21:02]


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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 10):
Jesus, what a sad lot of unreformable geeks you all are

OK... is this better.... ?

http://totalcar.index.hu/images/tortenelem/reliant/robin1.jpg



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Have anyone of you ever heard a V-22 Osprey fly by?....There's something about the sound thats absolutely fabulous....its almost like a whooshing sound...its Very Different....but fantastic.

I'm also a fan of the sound of a Blackhawk Helicopter, the F-22, a Formula 1 Car....and the sound of a really fast train flying through a station.


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3564 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

To me, nothing beats a 3-cylinder 01-10 steam locomotive. The heat, the raw power, the smell, and the noise are unbeatable...

Concorde is a good competition though. If I had ever seen it, a Saturn V lifting off might be a great alternative...


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2252 times:
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You cannot beat this spectacle. End of story.

Turn up your speakers volume on 27 seconds.......feel the power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5K46poLG9Q&mode=related&search=

The sound of a jet engine at full power is music to my ears also.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 2242 times:




There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 2233 times:

Here's the best sound from any vehicle in the world... a big 6 litre racing V12 engine in the back of an Italian car (Lamborghini Murcielago RGT).
http://www.102octane.de/videos/osna2...ne-40os-leuenberger-murcielago.wmv

Also, check out the video on this page... a bunch of Ferrari F1 cars from every era running at their 60th anniversary party with some of the great drivers. Listen particularly to the 312T2 driven by Massa, the 641 F1 driven by Alesi, and the F12004 driven by Schumacher. Beautiful.

[Edited 2007-09-26 19:13:33]

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 2224 times:

An old Alco locomotive under load.



User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

The Ferrari F1 page I mentioned is here, btw
http://jalopnik.com/cars/news/ferrar...action-shell-commercial-271876.php


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
any airliner with early model Rolls Royce RB 2:11

Indeed- i miss that distinctive L-1011 takeoff sound. Unmistakable.


Come on ya'll!! There is nothing quite like the throaty howl of the P-51 and it's magnificent Rolls Royce Merlin engine.  Smile



User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 9):



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 16):

Could not agree more. Concorde sounded amazing

Vulcan, well. A formation of 3 flew by the hospital I was born at. My mum worked with all the crews, and they laid it on for her (they were also on a training mission)
I wish i could recall the sound of a formation of 3 flying low over Scampton, but i was only a few hours old lol


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
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Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
anything with a Cummming 855



Quoting Toast (Reply 10):
What kind of a name for an engine is "Cumming"?

It is Cummins.

http://cumminsracing.com/racecars%20and%20trucks.htm

Just an example of madness!



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
I'd suggest if you're ever in the UK you should take a ride on an Intercity 125 train

Been there, done that, though it didn't seem all that fast. But I guess speed can be deceptive... Great Western Trains from Reading to Bath and Bath to Waterloo. They are loud from the outside though. Walking around near the Bath Spa rail station you'd hear them pulling out the station, quite loud and distinctive.



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User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 19):
The Ferrari F1 page I mentioned is here, btw

Even street legal Ferrari are powerful. In 2000, an older V8 Ferrari was at a stop light next to me, and believe it or not, it's engine shook my cars. And that is just a V8 cars, I would love to see what one of there V 12 dose.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 13):
I'm also a fan of the sound of a Blackhawk Helicopter, the F-22, a Formula 1 Car....and the sound of a really fast train flying through a station.

I had Knighthawks and Seahawks (both USN version of the Blackhawk) land on both my ships. Eventhough I am strictly a fix wing A/C fan, I have to say their turbines sound great when starting up. The F-22 will shake everything around you if it flys over you.


25 N710PS : I have always loved the 20 series Lears. That crackle. You always say hey this thing is quiet untill it is abeam you and all the suddent you guts are
26 Post contains links 747400sp : Check out these Scania V8 trucks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYsOgrlQ_m0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvzd7Ka5geY I founld a truck that sound be
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