An End To Train Horns In Orange?????



And so it begins! For many years, the residents of Orange have been trying to find ways to get the trains the shut the hell up so we can sleep through the night. A couple years ago, it was decided that the city would install arms at all the railroad crossings that dropped down on both sides of the road on both sides of the tracks. This make it so the trains don’t have to blow their horns as much (or at all?? PLEASE???). Well it’s FINALLY starting! According to this flyer I got in the mail, it will all kick off Thursday August 27 at 4pm! Of course it’s a school night for me! But hopefully you all can go and tell us about it.

Although with the prospect of winning an iPod, Flip camera, train tix or gift cards, I may just show up a little late to class…….

2 Comments so far

  1. DanGarion (dangarion) on August 17th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    I’ve lived within throwing distance of train tracks for 33 years (now I’m about 1/2 mile from the Santa Fe tracks, and I’ve never had an issue with train horns… Never seemed to be a big deal to me.

  2. Dave Share (daveshare) on August 17th, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

    I’ve determined it’s where you live. We used to live off Lemon and Almond. We not only heard the trains take off from the station, but everytime they blew their horns at the Almond, Palmyra and La Veta gates. It was awful. We now live just south of the La Veta crossing. BIG difference. We still hear the horns of course, but it’s not nearly as bad as it was.

    Also….I’m a super light sleeper….so for me it’s hell.

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