Unlike the other major Railway Companies locomotives of Great Western Railway carried two whistles one low- and one high-pitched. The high-pitched whistle was for warning of the trains approach and for giving shunting signals. The low-pitched whistle was for sending braking instructions to the crew on the train before the advent of continuous brakes and was retained for the same purpose for goods operations. Large whistle: 260mm tall 95mm diameter Small whistle: 220mm tall 75mm diameter

GWR pair of locomotive whistles

SKU: WHS00192