train whistles

As someone who has lived for over 20 years within the range of the many trains that pass through Elk River, I read with interest the article on the testing of quieter horns. It is a step I believe the city should definitely pursue; it makes more sense to pursue this action, considering the density […]

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In response to two recent letters from readers regarding train whistles, I must say I am getting sick of this talk. The topic has been brought up before several times. The purpose of train whistles is for additional warning, as some people don’t like to heed the crossing arms and warning lights. There are requirements […]

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The subject of quiet zones at night for trains has been in the paper the last couple of weeks, and I have to say I’m against it. I’ve lived just yards from the tracks with three crossings within a mile for 20-plus years, and they blow right outside my neighborhood going either way. I only […]

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I agree with Mandi Wagener in establishing a quiet zone for train whistles in Elk River. All the railroad intersections have arms that lower with alarms. What purpose does it serve to blast a train whistle going through town? — Paul Weber, Elk River

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