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Old 10-12-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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I sympathize with the OP. Sure, the railroad has been there a long time, but according to the OP, it's only in the last few nights that trains have been going through and blowing their horns repeatedly at all hours.

A school bus often rumbles down our street. The diesel engine rattles the house a little. But that's at 7AM--no big deal. If the bus started making all-night runs for some reason, yeah--I'd be quite peevish. Miffed, even!
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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If the bypass around Washington DC is ever built for freight trains, then perhaps you won't have to worry as much.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Most Railway Employees hate blowing the horn , its just one of those things the FRA hasn't done away with....same with train weight , track sharing rules , Track curves regulations...its the reason why the New Amtrak Northeastern upgrade will cost 151 Billion , if this were Europe or Asia it would have be 70 billion and its the reason why Private hasn't touched rail outside of Freight its too expensive. New England and parts of the Midwest have been successful at banning horns in thier states , the south is slow at it...cali and and the Front range should have quiet zones by 2020....in Built up areas like Canada and most of the World.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Most Railway Employees hate blowing the horn , its just one of those things the FRA hasn't done away with....same with train weight , track sharing rules , Track curves regulations...its the reason why the New Amtrak Northeastern upgrade will cost 151 Billion , if this were Europe or Asia it would have be 70 billion and its the reason why Private hasn't touched rail outside of Freight its too expensive. New England and parts of the Midwest have been successful at banning horns in thier states , the south is slow at it...cali and and the Front range should have quiet zones by 2020....in Built up areas like Canada and most of the World.
Why do they dislike blowing their train horns?
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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I don't understand the reluctance to become designated a quiet zone. Alexandria City meets all of the requirements already, it would just be paperwork at this point..
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I don't understand the reluctance to become designated a quiet zone. Alexandria City meets all of the requirements already, it would just be paperwork at this point..
Why should they? I don't see any reason why they shouldn't.
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