Has a sound you’ve never heard before ever scared you completely out of your wits? It’s happened to me! “Train horns” are the latest craze, and they’re becoming more and more popular every day. The first thing I asked was, “why?” That’s a good question, I thought, but the answer should be obvious. Train horns are loud, and unless the sound they produce is kept within the decibel levels allowed by regulations, they can be very, very loud. First off… what is a train horn, anyway? It’s an air horn device used to provide a warning and is used by electric and diesel locomotive passenger trains, along with other railroad vehicles.
“Train horn” is a self-explanatory name. These devices were first used on trains, but they later began to also be used on fire trucks and ambulances, and then on large trucks. They were used to warn people that an emergency vehicle was approaching and to instruct them to move out of the way. They are extremely effective and fire trucks still use them today. Fire trucks now tone down the sound of their air horns with shutter tone, however.
Many people say train horns on cars warn other drivers on the road that you are approaching. Well, of course! Train horns come in a lot of different models and kits to choose from. You can mount one on your truck, van or car. Along with the horn, a train horn kit includes the valves and tubes needed for installation. The cost of train horns ranges from as low as $100 to more than $800.
We don’t need to stop there, either, because you can get accessories for your current train horn or a train horn you might be thinking about buying in the near future. These accessories include things like triple horns,