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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River Mayor John Dietz hopes that some time this year, Elk River will become a “quiet zone” where trains don’t have to blow their horns. That drew a round of applause from people attending an Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce event on Jan. 10. Quiet zones were one [...]

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•Click here to read what an Andover official has to say about that city’s experience with wayside horns. by Joni Astrup   Associate editor Wayside horns will be researched as a potential way to reduce train noise in Elk River. The Elk River City Council directed city staff to explore that option as fully as [...]

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A: A freight train moving at 50 mph may need more than a mile to stop. Once train engineers see a vehicle or pedestrian in a crossing or on the tracks, all they can do is apply the emergency brakes; however, it’s often too late for them to stop in time. Most collisions with trains [...]

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