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leeneia BS: settin on the levee, waitin for the 4014 (16) RE: BS: settin on the levee, waitin for the 4014 31 Aug 21

Thanks, everybody. We had a good view of it. The DH had studied Google Maps and found a street which dead-ended at the tracks. We were up in the air and only about 25 feet away. It was going slowly, preparing to stop at Union Station for the night.

A woman was also there with her two grandsons, and the little guy had his hands over his ears because the noise from the nearby factory bothered him. I approached her and gave her Mack's hearing protectors for the two boys. I felt that if the ambient noise bothered them, the sound of the 4014 going by could be so loud and shrill that it would take the pleasure out of their little jaunt.   

It is amazing how many high-pitched jingles, dings, and squeaks such a powerful machine can make. However, its beautifully melodious steam whistle makes up for all that. I think they blew the whistle just to say hello to us.

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