Best Sounding Loco - Opinions?

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E_Reeves

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Personally, I prefer the class 66 in idle. Lovely sound! I'd love to know other people's thoughts!
 
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For me a Western or a class 37 on a still night. Lovely.
 

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I suppose that it's a generational thing. For those of us who have clear memories both the seventy two or 24 pistons of a "Deltic "or a "Western" at full power with a fair load is a sound that stirs the whatsits.
 

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Class 37. 47s look a bit better but don't sound as good. Paxman 43's, westerns, 68s, 20s and deltics also sound rather fetching, not to mention class 70s.
 

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Heard a 68 idling for the first time yesterday - could hear it from the top of the Waverley steps, it sounds menacing!

As for older locos - either a Valenta-powered HST or a Deltic.
 

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Personally, I prefer the class 66 in idle. Lovely sound! I'd love to know other people's thoughts!

Ying, ying, ying, ying ..............
For me, it has to be a class 37 with it's intermittent growls. Always gets me!
 

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Diesel - Deltic without any shadow of a doubt.
Steam - Much more difficult to choose but either a V2 or A3 - single chimney versions- in full cry would get my vote.
 

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I was having a joke.

I know you were... I am just in a very good mood today as i got into a delightful tangle with an animal rights protestor today - something for another topic, though.

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Seeing as how some people are suggesting steam too, and seeing that it does not prevent its inclusion, Thomas The Tank Engine is the best sounding steam engine
 

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Coming up the stairs from KX tube to hear the throbbing of Deltics on the blocks, a sound never to be forgotten.
 

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Valenta fitted HSTs and Class 50s - ahh! Sounds of happy days of 80s BR!

I quite like the 91s roaring traction motor fans too. I found the random clicking of the tapchangers on idle class 86 locos quite fascinating too.

Westerns sounds pretty good but in my opinion the best sounding diesels are Deltics!
 
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