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Minot trains are too loud

June 23, 2013

Lori Murphy, Minot I am a “transplant” to Minot from Riverside, Calif....

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Jun-29-13 10:21 AM

Most of the places in Minot the train tracks were built there before houses in the area were built. You build next to the train tracks you have to deal with the sound.

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Jun-24-13 9:21 AM

I feel so happy we are finally starting to get the caliber of people like Lori moving up here from Kalifornia. We of the Democrat Party here do need more of the Kalifornian mentality to move effect real Change. We will only come together into the modern world when we get enough "Lori's" immigrating to ND.

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Jun-23-13 7:49 PM

I have no problem with the train horns, they are used to save lifes. But what about all the jacked up pickups with oversize tires, and no mud flaps. And pickups and Motorcycles with NO mufflers, don't we have Laws in this town about that? or are all the Polce death.

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Jun-23-13 1:11 PM

For a relatively small investment the City of Minot could silence the horns.

It all seem so archaic, sounding a horn that can be heard 5 miles away to warn people of a train that can't harm you if you are 2 feet from it.

Looked up the rule: horn must be sounded no sooner than 20 second before the crossing with 2 long, 1 short, 1 long. And no louder than 110 decibels. I'm thinking the rules aren't being strictly followed.

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Jun-23-13 12:50 PM

Hey I haven't read a word of the letter, but I fully agree.

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Jun-23-13 12:47 PM

I agree that sometimes the man on the horn leans on it a little too much, but I can't imagine an auto horn blaring constantly for a long train at every crossing in Minot. Be careful what you wish for.

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Jun-23-13 10:23 AM

A friend of my dad's was head of the Great Northern back in the late 60's and 70's - and he commented that they don't need to lay on the horns like that - especially if there are automatic cross guards. I personally don't mind some horn but some of them sound like the engineer fell on them and can't get up.

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Jun-23-13 8:12 AM

When I was a kid, the lions at the zoo would roar every morning because they were hungry and roared until they were fed. Trains blowing their horns was not a concern back then.

The lady doth protest too much.

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Jun-23-13 8:01 AM

Trains sound there horns at crossings for Safety. The horns worn drivers that a train is near the crossing, and by the way that is federal Law. I have lived next to the tracks my whole life (62 years) and the trains don't bother me at all, in fact they put me to sleep. So go cry on someone else's shoulder about your BS complant.

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