To help prove this point, I present here a few short samples of railway and aircraft sounds.
Please note: To fully appreciate the quality, these should be listened to on good home stereo speakers (not head-phones). That way, you can feel the furniture and floor vibrate and get the full experience.
Technical note: These sound samples won't work on older browsers, notably IE up to version 8.
Railway Sound Samples
Double-header class 37 thunders up the Lickey Incline (5Mb):
Even professional (as in film/TV/music industries) sound recording rarely catches the 'feel' that enthusiasts appreciate. That is because the techniques for recording differ, since other sound professions usually have very different criteria for capturing sounds (usually sound effects and dialogue). The recordings that I publish are not sound effects. They record events with full atmosphere, with engine sounds as the subject.
All these recordings are copyright of Ian Strange. However, I'm happy for these samples to be used (non-commercially), provided that credit is given either to "Ian Strange" or "delticsounds.com".
If you are interested in using my recordings (or sound services) commercially, then please e-mail Ian.