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Old 09-25-2022, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Train on Moultonborough Neck?!

Ok, so today while sitting by the campfire, we heard what we swear was a train horn...a lot.

There's no train that can be heard at Arcadia/Moultonborough Neck, right?!

I immediately passed it off as a large boat, but the more we heard it the more we were convinced it was a train.

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Old 09-25-2022, 12:33 PM   #2
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I saw and heard a steamboat with a loud whistle returning to Lees Mill launch this morning.
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Steam boats sound alot like trains ?
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Old 09-25-2022, 12:35 PM   #4
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Novelty?

I have a novelty one that sound exactly like that. You can carry it in your hands and blow through it to make it whistle or, as I do, use the air from a compressor to sound it off. The louder you blow the louder it gets, hence the air compressor.

Perhaps a fellow camp owner has one. (I do not live in Moultonboro or Moultonborough).
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I saw and heard a steamboat with a loud whistle returning to Lees Mill launch this morning.
We've heard steamboats here for a decade, and this did not sound like it. It also sounded like it was coming from the opposite side of the lake and was from ~11-just a few minutes ago or 1:40.

Given how sound works, it could be a boat, but it just didn't sound like it or come from that direction.

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Are you guys smoking funny stuff? Inquiring minds need to know…..😂
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Old 09-25-2022, 01:52 PM   #7
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Most steamboat whistles have a high pitch. The one this morning had a much lower pitch, similar to a train.
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Most steamboat whistles have a high pitch. The one this morning had a much lower pitch, similar to a train.
It's been going all day—have you been hearing it still? I'm freaking out!

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Old 09-25-2022, 03:08 PM   #9
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There was a train that passed through the Weirs somewhere around the 1:00 hour but that would be amazing if you were able to hear it
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It's been going all day—have you been hearing it still? I'm freaking out!

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No, heard it just this morning when I saw the steamboat.
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I have a steam train whistle purchased when they scrapped the B & M steam engines in the 1950's. It hasn't been used since we closed the shop in 1975, but it is very possible others bought similar whistles. Based on my experience, most of the steam boats don't have enough excess steam pressure to blow the whistle much and continue turning the propeller, but it could be connected to an air air compressor and make an occasional toot. Mine is about 16" tall and maybe 7" diameter with a 1 1/2" feed pipe. Five chines and very pretty sound.
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Old 09-25-2022, 05:38 PM   #12
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I hear the train a comin'

Rollin' down the tracks..
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Quiet, I think I heard a train.
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Old 09-25-2022, 06:44 PM   #14
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Default Boat horn

You may have seen that big, quad-engined Midnight Express out and around the lake. It has an unbelievably loud triple or quad horn, I would say maybe like a train or very loud semi. We were pulling out of North Water this morning
and it let loose as it was coming under the bridge. Really made me jump! I think if I heard that in the distance it could be mistaken for a train horn.
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Old 09-25-2022, 06:51 PM   #15
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I was on the neck working on a boat today and heard it as well. I also heard it last year while shrink wrapping a boat near Long Island, it is from the train in the Weirs. I live in the Weirs and it’s the same horn, I’ve heard it all summer for 9 years now.
Sound travels quite a ways over the lake.
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:06 PM   #16
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I think it might be storied Winnipesaukee ghost train. Be on the lookout for a multicolored van and some meddling kids.


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maybe it was the soul train
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