Class 47 Brake Rub noise

Ghawk2005

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Here’s a random - can you hear the brake rub sounds from the cab of a Class 47 when driving …. 60 / 70 mph braking down to say 20 / 30 mph?
I know some locos and units like the Class 150 it is very apparent, but just wondered if it was noticeable from inside the cab and whilst driving ?
 
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I've noticed it with the windows open but the internal noises are more apparent and some of the external brake rub noise is somewhat drowned out by how noisy cabs are compared to a passenger carriage. You have added noises from features such as the AWS alerts going off when up front too. Open the engine room door and its worse still.
 

Ghawk2005

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That’s interesting guys, I can’t say I’ve ever heard 47 brake sounds from any cab ride videos hence why I wanted to clarify. I have heard faint brake sounds from HST cab rides but only just noticeable.


Thank you.
 

FOCTOC

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If you've ever travelled on MK1 stock on the main line at speed and heard the brakes go in then you'll have an idea what it sounds like in the cab of a 47. The sound is very noticeable/loud.
 

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