Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Babies Are Not Trains
A good number of rail road tracks run through Cornopolis. Many of them are still in frequent use. A corridor through the north of town is a high frequency rail stretch, and residents have been complaining about train whistles for some time.
See, these trains, they cross a number of roads in the area, and, each time they approach an intersection, the trains sound their whistles to warn approaching drivers to stop. But, last week, after a year plus of reconfiguring several crossings, the area became a horn-free zone at certain hours. Residents now don't mind as much when a train comes rumbling through their neighborhood, because now, it's doing it as quietly as possible.
That's good, when residents concerns are responded to by the city and the companies of the area. I have a noise issue I wonder if the city elders might address. There's this baby outside, and it's been crying and whining and whatnot for like an hour already....
(Angry baby head photo from Evil Beet Gossip)