747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1889 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?
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1870 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.
I like when they start there (LM2500 Gas Turbine) before they go underway. They have a hole lot of smoke coming out there pipes.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11247 posts, RR: 63 Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1828 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.
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.
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
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7676 posts, RR: 18 Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1601 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.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
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 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