Train whistles are no joke
| Posted: Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 06:00 am
We live in St. Albert, Erin Ridge, quite far from the train tracks. We do hear the trains (slightly) and the whistles, sometimes a little and sometimes quite loud. I know, at least for now, that it is necessary for the engineer to sound his whistle when approaching a crossing, however I think it is up to the engineer how long and how loud it will be?
This Saturday night, Sept. 28, sometime after midnight, I am sure the engineer had a great time making sure that he/she did their best to make sure all of St. Albert were woken up and kept awake during the train’s passage through town! The whistles were very loud and long and over and over again for probably about 30 minutes. I fee sorry for those folks that live near the tracks.
I think it ridiculous, that in a city the size of St. Albert, that this can be allowed to continue. How many crossings do we have? It sounded on Saturday night (Sunday morning) that there were probably about 100! When is something going to be done about this?
I know, I know, there are those of you that say, “well, then don’t buy a house close to the tracks.” I think that this is a rather silly and stupid argument. I live far from the tracks and I often wake up listening to those whistles and I don’t care how much love trains, that is not a nice sound in the middle of the night.
Jim Terry, St. Albert