Train whistles should be ‘louder, longer’ | Letter

Aug 28, 2014

Editor, The Beacon:

Thanks to Ms. Blumenfeld for her letter about the group trying to ramrod a "train quiet zone" down our throats.

If anything were to change, it should be that train whistles be amended to be louder and longer.

With so many distractions in our lives, the need for safety in our travels needs to be increased.

I can't count how many times I've witnessed people, young and old, oblivious to what's going on around them, if even for a moment.

A distracted moment is all it takes for disaster to change someone's life forever.

I state that every single person within earshot of the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks knew what they were in for when they moved in.

If you don't like it, the simplest solution is to move.

Federal law dictates how long, how loud, and how often trains toot their whistles.

When Mr. Earling gets the train trench built, there won't be a need for a train quiet zone and all that money will be wasted.


Respectfully, a train whistle lover,

John Lewis


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