• Ferry, railroad crossing funds in bill

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by railtrailbiker
 
Ruku Decolyse expected to hear rumbling trains when she bought her home next to the CSX railroad tracks in Congers.

But the Endicott Road woman didn't bargain for a wailing warning several times a day.

"They blow the horn smack in front of our house," she said. "It's a tad too much."

Decolyse and others who live near rail lines might get some relief if the federal government comes through with money to make railroad crossings safer so trains would not have to blow their horns near intersections.

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  by Aji-tater
 
Poor woman! Ever since they put in that new rule somewhere about 1830, trains have started blowing their whistles. If only she had known they were going to start doing that. LOL

  by DutchRailnut
 
a lot of misconception of new rules are that trains won't blow horns anymore.
the key is that towns have to make big improvements to their crossings like a road has to be mnimum 4 lanes with(inpassable) center median and complete protection of gates etc. .
also the town has to take over entire financial obligation of lawsuits.
betya she will hear those horns for years to come.