What whis­tles?

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

I think some of your readers would like to know that the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ki­wirail has in­formed me that ‘‘a re­view of lo­co­mo­tive whis­tle sig­nalling rules is cur­rently in progress’’.

Ki­wirail has not yet re­alised that lo­co­mo­tive whis­tles were re­placed by elec­tric horns about 50 years ago. I have as­sumed, cor­rectly I hope, that they are re­view­ing the elec­tric horn use on present trains rather than the oc­ca­sional steam lo­co­mo­tive use.

Hope­fully we should soon have the elim­i­na­tion of un­nec­es­sary use of horns at rail cross­ings.

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