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Q: OK, here is the next rambling question....

I lived two places I can remember where in evening-time I'd listen to that 'lonesome whistle howl' and a few more where I was on 'Approach Path'...... brings back some good memories I must say.  These days I'm living where the serious jetliners are bringing it in....  This erupts an ole-timey feeling in me....   good times,,, haha,,, didn't we all like boarding the 7 4 7 back in the day?, or a nice slow coach across Europe?

 Anyway,, what brings the most/best memories for you,,, the Steel Rail,,,,, or hearing the good old Jet whine howl?

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I lived next to a train track once but feel no nostalgia at all when I hear a train. That wasn't really a high point in my life.

 

What does make me feel at home though is the sound of waves and / or a good storm. I spent a lot of my life living within a few blocks of the sea and at night you could hear the waves. We used to get a lot of huge lightning storms off the sea and rain so heavy you sometimes couldn't hear the tv over the sound of the rain hitting the roof.

 

 

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The slot  machine  belll-lll .....

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I lived next to a train track once but feel no nostalgia at all when I hear a train. That wasn't really a high point in my life.

 

What does make me feel at home though is the sound of waves and / or a good storm. I spent a lot of my life living within a few blocks of the sea and at night you could hear the waves. We used to get a lot of huge lightning storms off the sea and rain so heavy you sometimes couldn't hear the tv over the sound of the rain hitting the roof.

 

 

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Seals barking for me.. maybe.

I lived on an island for 12 years, in a rented cottage 30 yards from the high tide line, and in the summer, laying in bed with the windows open, I could hear the seals barking across the bay.

But between planes and trains.. tempted to go trains.. but... but.. but.. I like trains so much, but the best man made sound has to go to motorbikes on the Isle of Man TT course.

Standing alone on a ramshackle platform over the river at the 11th milestone, flag in hand, radio to the ear, not a sound apart from the tweeting of birds and the occasional order barked over the radio.

Then you hear them coming. You tense up, reposition your yellow flag for instant deployment, push the radio tight to your ear..

They drop three gears for Ballacraine, they go through Ballaspur at 130mph, the tight right at Laurel bank is taken at a leisurely 50, then 120 yards later they are flashing past you at 140 with a violence of speed and sound that quite simply takes your breath away.

Not a sound on earth to beat that.

The Isle of Man TT. Defo for the bucket list if you have one.

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