If your so obsessed with your precious AN's leading trains, Start your own train operating company, start/take over a hook and pull contract, hire rolling stock, hire a AN/DL/What ever the hell isn't a NR or NR descendent, find appropriate crews then stand track side (try not to have the urge to void your self) while watching your precious AN's leading a twain.
Either that or just be happy that a AN is on a train at all and that PN hasn't sold/scrapped them.
..... End rant
Pardon me for putting up a counter-rant. When anyone in this forum says 'should be done' or similar, they are always starting their own wishful opinion. I do the same thing. I think the ANs and DLs should return to WA and be leading because they look and sound better than the NRs. I realise why that is never likely to happen, but that is my wishful opinion and like other people's opinions, it is usually expressed as a 'should be done' type statement.
Bad luck then cause the best Type Hoon wissles were on C Classes .
They all used the same Leslie S5 horn. I love the sound of those. AN, DL, some Gs, BL, and C classes had them. Some of the Victorian A and B classes had them, the N class have them. The CLP and CLF classes have them, but they sound muted as they are behind the cow catcher, I think. It would be so good if the NRs had them!