Somewhere around 1975 I picked up a hitch-hiker who was the very last of
the breed. He had been a telegrapher for the rail-road.
I feel like it must have been a million years ago. Telegraphers and
hitch-hikers are such a thing of the past.
Since I am an amateur radio operator I was quite interested. I know
Morse code. The thing is, the RR telegraphers used American Morse.
Most common is International Morse code
On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:13:45 -0800 (PST), Bob_Villa
The train here only uses a short blast and the neighbors bitch about
that. After bedtime they don't sound the horn at all.
This line has a very low speed limit (~15) so you have plenty of time
to see the train coming.
On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:06:01 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We had a fairly active rail crossing behind our house. The blasts
varied a lot (by engineer, we supposed). There were no pattern to
their blasts but there were definite "signatures". One would lay on
it for the entire way between two crossings; very annoying at 2:00AM.
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