|Photo courtesy Ed Kaspriske, Horns Inc.|
The E-2B-3 was the highest pitched horn of the E-2B line. As with the E-2B-1,
it consisted of several Wabco single note "honkers" bolted to a common manifold, in this case
the stubby E-44 bell flanked by a B-7-30 and a B-7-36 bell. The E-44 bell could be reversed (turned
backwards) if desired.
Factory tuning was: 248Hz, 300Hz, and 360Hz
The E-2B-3 wasn't popular in railroad service. A picture exists showing an E-2B-3
on the roof of Alton & Southern RS-3 #34, and Louisville & Nashville had them on a few
locomotives as well. It is unlikely that any survive on locomotives today.
E-2B-3 sound samples:Courtesy Ed Kaspriske, Horns Inc., and Bill Williamson:
Sample 1...195kB...9 seconds
Sample 2...196kB...9 seconds
Sample 3...268kB...12 seconds