train noise

n Costs have risen in wake of Feb. 18 crash, but desire for quiet zones still great   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The city of Elk River will proceed with plans to earn “quiet zone” distinction from the Federal Railroad Administration along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, where an estimated 60 to 70 [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A company that specializes in wayside horns to reduce train noise ran tests at six crossings in Elk River earlier this week. Wayside horns are mounted on poles at railroad crossings and directed at vehicles on the road so locomotives don’t have to sound their horns at the crossing. Robert [...]

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