Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8, 2011
Gates good enough at train crossings
To the editor:
I have to agree with Larry Smith’s letter in the Baker City Herald, “Horn Happy Trains Make Me Mad.” I know the engineers are just doing their job, but some are a little ridiculous!
We live just a block from the railroad tracks and yes, like Mr. Smith, this time of year we have our windows open. It’s a little ridiculous that these engineers are pulling on that horn before they approach Baker City and not letting go until they are out of Baker City.
I think we need a petition passed as I hear Pendleton has a
horn-free town. No train horn can sound through the town of Pendleton.
That’s what Baker City needs, peace and quiet day and night. It makes
it hard to sleep at night and hear the TV during the day. We have
gate-operated crossings, which should be enough.