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Steam Locomotive Sound Effects Big Boy USA

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15 files • 24 bit / 192 kHz • 2 GB • 21 min


STEam locomotive sound effects

Hey train aficionados! Ever dreamt of capturing the sheer force of the world’s most iconic steam engine? Dive into the immersive world of our latest ‘Steam Locomotive Sound Effects’ featuring Big Boy No. 4041 – the legendary titan of tracks. This behemoth, known for being the largest operational steam locomotive, has enthralled countless rail enthusiasts as it carved its path across terrains.

Experience the roaring horn, the distinctive clanging bell, and the rhythmic sounds of swift and gradual pass-bys. Listen to the poignant echoes of its arrivals and departures from stations. To capture its raw essence, I strategically placed a microphone beneath a bridge, allowing you to relive the electrifying sensation as Big Boy rumbled above. Further enhancing the auditory experience, recordings using a contact microphone and the LOM Geophone depict the profound vibrations this locomotive masterpiece leaves in its wake.

Born in the 1940s, Big Boy was primarily designed to tackle the steep terrains of the Rockies. Its imposing size and weight, totaling over a staggering 1.2 million pounds, stood as a testament to its unmatched prowess and raw power.

This ‘Steam Locomotive Sound Effects’ library is a sonic tribute to a monumental piece of rail history. Whether you’re a fervent rail lover or a sound designer on the hunt for unparalleled train acoustics, this collection is your ticket to a phenomenal audio journey. Dive into the world of Big Boy No. 4041 and feel the might of rail history. You won’t be left disappointed.

Be sure to check out more sounds on our Transportation Page and this Freight Train Station Sound Library.

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Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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