Monday, November 30, 2009

rust belt chic - exhibit B

If you were located within the city limits on Saturday, you may have heard the sounds of multiple steam-powered train whistles.

To activate the whistles, The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association tapped into Youngstown Thermal's underground steam pipes that supply heat throughout the center of the city.

While the tones were better live, you can check out some of the recorded sounds here:

Set between the Mr. Peanut Bridge and the B&O Train Station, the annual Whistle Blow event ties into Youngstown's transportation heritage.


tyler said...

I saw the activity going on there but didn't know what it was all about. Thanks for posting the video. Very cool.

J.R. said...

I tried to make it back into town early enough to hear these. Unfortunately, I didn't make it this year.

I don't watch this first hand. (I bet it's ear-splitting) Instead, I like to hear the whistles from my house. It's like going back in time.

Thanks for sharing the video!