They don't 'clang' but they sure
sound like they do. We're up
close with what's called an
electronic bell, or e-bell, on
GP38-2 1800 at Cochrane Shops on
July 16th. These 'e-bells'
replace traditional air
controlled bells (clangers)
which can suffer problems due to
snow, cold, and air issues.
These bells don't use air but
rather are wired up
electronically. The traditional
bell is replaced by a loud
speaker. The reason for the
change is a simple one,
dependability. Bells are used to
make those aware that a moving
train is nearby, and the e-bell
pretty much guarantees that when
you need it, it's good to go.