New Railroad AUDIO CD for September 2015, of NS action from 1987 (and more- see below!): NORFOLK SOUTHERN- N&W 1980s, Vol. 11. This CD was produced by 1-West Productions™, and contains recordings of freight action- no pictures. Why an audio-only version? It gives the listener something new to use with their imagination. Back in the day, radio shows were the hot item for entertainment before TV. Listeners had to use their imagination for the scenes as they took place, and would become a different world. Although having a picture is nice for seeing certain features and such, having a variety of formats can be appealing as well.
Back in 1987, we recorded the trains around the Bellevue, OH area during NS’s early merger days of the N&W and Southern Railway. We used directional mics to help give the natural movement affects of the trains, as we hear them in person.
The CD contains older standard cab locomotives from GE & EMD, background ambient sounds, and horns that have become more rare compared to today’s horns we hear on units.
For more information, please visit this page here. Update 3/2022: We now have Norfolk Southern-N&W 1980s Vol. 1-12, Vintage Scanner Radio Audio Albums/Recordings of NS, CR, & CSX, and Modern NS Audio Albums/Recordings now available! Please click here for a full list! You can also find a few samples of our Audio Albums on our 1-West Productions™ Soundcloud Page and YouTube Page.
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