Loud trains: turn this track down

 

News article: Loud trains: turn this track down

Do you live near a train line - does the noise fill you with joy or keep you up at night?

  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Here's hoping a steel mill or nightclub opens up next to your home, so you can enjoy the thrills of constant noise pollution.

A very silly and completely irrelevant comment. The railway has been there for decades before this person came to live there, and then wanted things changed to suit her. If it started up after she was established there she'd have a good case; as it is, she doesn't.
If you don't like the sound of trains, don't go and live near the line - simples.
Same attitude as the people who move into the inner city for the vibe and then complain about the noise from band venues, people in their street late at night, weekend traffic, lack of on street parking etc etc etc

A story that has been repeated right across the nation from Melbourne's Fitzroy to Adelaide CBD, inner city Sydney and Fortitude Valley in Qld and many other places around the country
Not unlike the people who built their homes at the end of the Essendon Airport's runway 08, off Matthews Road, and then campaigned to have the airport closed because aircraft approached the field over their houses. Essendon opened in 1921, the first of those houses appeared in the early 60s.
Absolutely.
YM-Mundrabilla
Unfortunately the whinging and whining will continue while ever it's successful. There are many people whose lives would be improved, if someone would just tell them to urinate off and do something useful. Instead they are told that their opinion is important and a team of the best and the brightest are working on their concerns. Rozelle goods Yard was regulated into oblivion by a noisy local minority and the corridor between Sefton and Liverpool now features an enormous concrete wall, to protect residents from noise generated by trains that have used the corridor for 100 years.

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  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Reminds me of the local rag complaining about TasRail's TR class horns, via there Facebook page. I argued with a university graduate on it, she was saying rail crossing lights are enough. Told her why the emergency vehicles have sirens? That's what the horn on a loco is.....
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

The horns on the network now are way to loud especially in the early morning and the evenings.

comeng has the right level of horn and the right type.

Loud trains: turn this track down
In this day and age horns and other audible warning devices should have the smarts to send out a noise X amount in decibles above back ground levels so they have same effectiveness at 2am as they do at 2pm, but without waking up the entire town at 2am.
RTT_Rules
You must have very special young people in your town. The young ones around here drive around with their car stereos turned up to eleven, at all times, even after dark.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
You must have very special young people in your town. The young ones around here drive around with their car stereos turned up to eleven, at all times, even after dark.
fzr560
Up here the loco horns and whistles have to compete with the noise generated by screeching tyres as the "hoons" practice their circle work 100m from the rail line and level crossing

Some of them are really talented albeit with a death wish Laughing
  CPH8 Junior Train Controller

The Youth Hostel in Flagstaff, Arizona, is two blocks from a level crossing. With long freight trains in each direction every twenty minutes or so day and night, guests are automatically issued with ear plugs by management.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
The Youth Hostel in Flagstaff, Arizona, is two blocks from a level crossing. With long freight trains in each direction every twenty minutes or so day and night, guests are automatically issued with ear plugs by management.
CPH8
Struggling to make the connection to the topic. Who should be supplying Carol with earplugs?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The Youth Hostel in Flagstaff, Arizona, is two blocks from a level crossing. With long freight trains in each direction every twenty minutes or so day and night, guests are automatically issued with ear plugs by management.
Struggling to make the connection to the topic. Who should be supplying Carol with earplugs?
Graham4405
Be either the Brunswick Greens or the Peoples Republic of Moreland.
  ADB Junior Train Controller

ADB, you can waffle on all you like about why people live near railways, sewage farms or even next door to you.

You continue to ignore the basic fact - the railway/sewage farm was already there.
It's not going away; learn to live with it or move, but don't whinge. Got it?

P.S. Your little snipe about "their beloved trains" did nothing to enhance your reputation as a debater.
Valvegear

Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?

"What do you mean you want air con and cab noise insulation? You knew what the conditions were when you signed up!

Love, PN Management"
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?

"What do you mean you want air con and cab noise insulation? You knew what the conditions were when you signed up!

Love, PN Management"
ADB
I take it you've never worked a 48 Class out past Burren Junction in the middle of winter then?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?
"ADB"
What on earth does your statement have to do with drivers correctly sounding the horn at a suburban (or any) Railway Crossing, or any other place specified in the Rules?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?
What on earth does your statement have to do with drivers correctly sounding the horn at a suburban (or any) Railway Crossing, or any other place specified in the Rules?
Valvegear
Good question - I thought that I had missed something although the link between the temperature and being deafened still eludes me. Smile
  ADB Junior Train Controller

Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?
What on earth does your statement have to do with drivers correctly sounding the horn at a suburban (or any) Railway Crossing, or any other place specified in the Rules?
Valvegear

The point is that a set of conditions being in existence, does not exclude people's right to ask for them to be changed. Whether they can be changed is another thing entirely, but people do have the right to ask.

YM-Mundrabilla: Yeah, I could have phrased that sentence a bit better. Although technically, if you die of exposure, you do also become deaf!
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The point is that a set of conditions being in existence, does not exclude people's right to ask for them to be changed. Whether they can be changed is another thing entirely, but people do have the right to ask.
ADB
Nobody here has ever denied that right. Whether what they're asking is reasonable is another question.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?
What on earth does your statement have to do with drivers correctly sounding the horn at a suburban (or any) Railway Crossing, or any other place specified in the Rules?
Good question - I thought that I had missed something although the link between the temperature and being deafened still eludes me. Smile
YM-Mundrabilla
'Cos train sounds travel further on clear frosty nights???
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Ah, right. So drivers should still be getting deafened in minus three degrees while loading grain out at Dimboola in Winter, then?
What on earth does your statement have to do with drivers correctly sounding the horn at a suburban (or any) Railway Crossing, or any other place specified in the Rules?
Good question - I thought that I had missed something although the link between the temperature and being deafened still eludes me. Smile
'Cos train sounds travel further on clear frosty nights???
Lockspike
Absolutely!
Nothing like a couple of old GMs in the desert in the middle of the night.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Oh Lookiehere!

The asreclowns have now had a whinge to ACA. Who'd have thought that living across the road from a railway line you'd get noise from them.
"How many times do you hear that?"
"570 times a day"

Pigs asre love. 570 times a day is 23.75 trains per hour, each and every hour of the day. A train every 4 minutes, all day, every day.

What you're doing, counting every horn you can hear from a section of track 1.3km long away shows just how much of a trollop and NIMBY you are - particularly when most of those shown in the story were less than a second long!

Shame I don't work that corridor, could introduce her to something a bit louder than the EMU horns.




https://youtu.be/8-C0lQROax0
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
KR, when you move to her corridor (wherever it is) you will need a 'fireman' to fill the billy, keep the RH seat warm and BLOW THE WHISTLE. I am available! Smile
What a d-head doing the interview.
She wouldn't want to ask me to sign her petition. Twisted Evil
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
The horns on the network now are way to loud especially in the early morning and the evenings.

comeng has the right level of horn and the right type.

Loud trains: turn this track down
In this day and age horns and other audible warning devices should have the smarts to send out a noise X amount in decibles above back ground levels so they have same effectiveness at 2am as they do at 2pm, but without waking up the entire town at 2am.
RTT_Rules
True. Also a person also should have the smarts not to buy a house near a LX if they don't want to to listen train horn warnings.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Time for Metro to get a lend of A66 or an N class and do some level crossing tests along this particular stretch of railway for the next month or so.

She though the sound of the horn from a Comeng was loud?
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

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What about a train sounding its whistle in accordance with the law?

Of course, the usual reaction is that everyone has to join in. Wouldn’t want the TV crew to catch you not using it, now

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