Letter: Will no one present the other side in this horn noise issue?

By on July 29, 2009

Speaking as a railroad fan—I just wish to make a statement.

You take away the horn – more people will die for failure to stop and listen. With distractions built into modern-day cars it is only time until metal-to-metal—with your child in between.

Have you ever thought what it takes to stop a mile long train? They are backing up trains into Iowa. Trains cannot afford to stop. Let us thank God that there is a means to make us aware of danger.

David Compton, Elburn

One Comment

  1. near the tracks

    July 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Anyone who thinks that these horns will be quieter is nuts. If you go to DeKalb, you can still hear them over one mile away from the crossings. It’s a waste of money. The downtown area will still be deaf from the noise. The trains have been in town forever. Shame on people who move in and then want the trains silenced, the trains were here first.