Bulletin: *Y6B 2-8-8-2*

*Y6B 2-8-8-2*

Norfolk & Western used Y6-class locomotives primarily for slower, heavy freight trains in the more mountainous districts. Although they were used throughout the N&W, their primary work occurred on the Pocahontas, Radford, and Shenandoah Divisions. They mostly hauled manifest freight and coal trains.

When Diesel locomotives took over the main-line steam operations, the Y6-type locomotives spent their last two years mostly on mine and other coal-field runs.

As with all LokSound Select Steam Decoders, there are 16 Whistles to choose from accessible with CV 48

Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
LightDirectional Headlights / Dynamo6299128
F2Playable Whistle3275128
F3Coupler Clank5291128
F5Aux3 (Firebox)
F7Switching Mode
F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute) 1, 2, 17, 24259, 267, 387, 443128, 128, 80, 99
F9Dimmer (Headlights)
F10Air Pump7307128
F11Oil Burner14363128
F12Coal Shoveling15371128
F15Crossing Communication10331128
F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On) 1133960
F17Brake Set / Brake Release12347128
F18Sanding Valve13355128
F19Open Cylinder Cocks18395128
F20Short Whistle16379128