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One taps the horn, the other guy lays on it even after he has past the intersection.
@ AnonymousVictorian - I do feel for you on that, I can imagine lots of early morning frustrations
@ unbelievable - I'd agree with that and go farther with a quiet zone.
@ Riverboat - I lived 4 blocks from Tampa Airport and a subdivision next to Ellington Field, it is the same with pilots.
Trains are here and the city has grown, They can use the horns but it gets old when they are wailing on them over and over. Put up lighted rail crossings and if they feel they can beat the train, well it is one way to thin out non-thinking drivers.
I live right next to tracks. A lot depends on who's behind the wheel. Some of them have a light touch on the horn, others are sadistic maniacs who wake the dead with a full-volume blast.
Why is there a quiet zone at John Stockbauer and the railroad? Last I saw, there was no houses there. I live between two railroads on Ben Jordan and just feet from the south tracks. There is an apartment complex there that could use the quiet zone more than the john stockbauer one. Personally, I've lived here a few years and you actually get use to it and it's only twice a night. So if there should be a quiet zone, it should be at Ben Jordan and Pt Lavaca Hwy and not John Stockbauer.
I don't think it should be all day, but atleast during certain hours! I live like 1/8 mile from the track, and I have a 19 month old, its not fun having her wake up at 3 then at 5 in the morning because of the train, then can't get back to sleep for 30 minutes!
TxblackIt ant't going to happen. Your city council will listen to those that woke up one morning and said,where did that train track come from? flyer7I agree with you. I think Halepaska is eating some of his own donuts.
Here we go again, the quiet zone needs to be along Main St. there are surely more homes that get effected by the train than along the Houston Hwy.which is mostly businesses.
Well if you want to pay over $900 a month to feel several tonnage train drive through at 11pm - 6am, more power to you. I live close to the football stadium and at times that train horn sounds like it is just yards away, I can only imagine what it will sound like rumbling through living next to the tracks.
Cry babies. I grew up on the south side of town and cheris the memories of hearing the locomotive announcing it's arrival. Especially on a cold winter morning, just laying there listening............... beautiful..........................
Remember when the City of Victoria posted signs that "Railroads were not a city responsibility"?