You must have noticed the train whistles are not identical always. You will astonish to know that they are of 11 types. Some time, it goes off for a longer duration and at some other time, it sounds for a shorter duration.
They are not just whistles but more than that. Do you know what they mean?
1. One small horn
If you hear a small horn, you have to understand that the motorman is taking the train in the yard for washing and cleaning for the next journey.
2.Two small horns
If you hear, two small horns, it means the motorman is asking the guard to direct the railway signal to start the train.
3.Three smaller horns
In case you hear three smaller horns, it suggests that the motorman has lost control over the train. This also acts as a signal to pull the vacuum break immediately. This signal is rarely heard.
4.Four Smaller horns
If you hear four smaller horns, you have to understand that the motorman finds a technical issue with the train and it also indicates the train wouldn’t go ahead.
If you hear horn is being blown continuously, you have to understand that the train is passing through stations without any halts. This is to alert passengers.
6.One long horn and one shorter horn
If you hear one long horn and one shorter horn, it means the motorman is signaling the guard to set the break pipe system before they start the engine.
7.Two long and two short horns
If you hear two long and two short horns, you have to understand that eh motorman is signaling the guard to take control of the engine.
8.Two horns with two pauses
If you hear two horns with two pauses, it indicates that the train is passing through a railway crossing. And it is to alert the passersby.
9.Two long and short horns
If you hear two long and short horns, you have to understand that the train changing the tracks.
10.Two short and one long horn
If you hear two short and one long horn, you have to understand that either a passenger has pulled a chain or the guard has pulled a vacuum break.
11.Six time short horns
If you hear six time short horns, you have to understand that the train is stuck in a dangerous situation.