Train noise problems letter was off the mark

Dec. 10, 2012 at 6:10 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

In response to a letter Dec. 7 about train noise that people are complaining about, I am sure it was referring to Brentwood subdivision.

The writer says to get over it or move. I wonder if he would like to buy a nice home on a corner lot seven houses down from tracks with only one outlet - over the tracks? Didn't think so. No one else would either. We have to endure the noise or sell at a giveaway price.

He must live quite a distance from tracks or he would know they don't "honk" their horn; they blow long and loud. As for safety and saving lives - wrong again. That's what flashing red lights and crossing guards are for. He needs to ask himself how deaf people cope with train crossings. They can't hear the long and loud whistles.

Why can't the rest of the people stop when arms are down and look both ways before crossing tracks? So, in my opinion, the letter writer was wrong in his comments.

Bobbie Long, Victoria



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