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What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:53 am

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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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:06 am

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.

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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:10 am

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.
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:20 am

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

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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:40 am

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.






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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:50 am

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.

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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:56 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:09 pm

The Acceleration of a Ford Ikon 1.3
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:16 pm

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/types/international/aerospat-bac/concorde/concord.jpg
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:18 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):

 checkmark  No contest for me, the Olympus engines on Concorde or the Vulcan bomber.
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:43 pm

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
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:12 pm

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.
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:15 pm

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
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:32 pm

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...
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:49 am

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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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:41 am

There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:58 am

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.

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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:06 am

An old Alco locomotive under load.

Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Damned MSP...Red tail...Red tail
 
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Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:30 am

 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:36 am

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

 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:08 am

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
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:13 am

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

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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:23 am

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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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:30 am

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.
 
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:18 am

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 rumbleing.
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RE: What Are The Best Sounding Transport?

Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:56 am

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 better than a Peterbuilt!

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