Railroad whistle marker

Whistle markers are used on railroad lines to let train engineers know they need to sound the locomotive horn. In the days of steam locomotives it sounded more like a whistle. Here is an older concrete whistle marker on a main line of Norfolk Southern paralleling U.S. 33 in Goshen near Greene Road. Most of the concrete markers in this area anyway have been replaced by something like what is right next to it in the photo. Some concrete markers can be found on abandoned railroad lines.

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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