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Tired of Train Horns Blowing at Night Downtown

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  • #493470
    rus
    rus
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    M.O. said:
    That would be even louder.

    http://sadtrombone.com/

    #493471

    Mr Man
    Member

    Discovery District here, and the worst/most annoying sounds are LifeFlight in and out of Grant, and the garbage truck. Dont much mind the heli (since it IS a medical transport), and the truck is only once a week. Oh, and the CCAD kids on Thursday nights!

    This thread just elevates the inanity of the Arena District for me. $900 for a studio on top of train tracks, and, btw, trains roll through nightly? No thanks. (Personal opinion here, definitely not trying to dump on the residents of Arena Crossing.)

    #493472

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    I had heard they might actually be increasing night time train traffic through the area. Is there a way to check on this kind of thing? I am fairly used to it, but it does seem to rattle guests. It is the devil I know compared to some other worse noise situations I have been in.

    #493473

    ajwitt
    Member

    The Arena District figured out away to get the Casino pushed onto the westside. Maybe they can figure out a way to reroute the train traffic there too.

    #493474

    bayrea
    Participant

    I always thought it was a little nuts to live next to those tracks. I lived on Hubbard for years and could here the trains from there. Although it was not loud enough to really annoy me. Axis letting out at 2am and the subsequent garbage truck dumping out the dumpsters full of bottles at 5am was much worse.

    #493475

    johnwirtz
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    hajames66 said:
    How would one who doesn’t know anything about government or politics get this going?

    Contact your elected officials and get a couple thousand of your neighbors to do it too.

    #493476

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    I’m close to the main CSX line, and it’s busy. It seems they try to get the morning trains through before rush hour, meaning they’re coming through very early. The loaded coal trains hammer northbound (it’s uphill) and the empties rattle southbound. There’s a crossing about 1/4 mile from me.

    #493477

    hajames66
    Participant

    Reroute the trains? Yeah. That’s the ticket!

    Realistically, it’s the horns that really suck. I can deal with a little rumble.

    Speaking of noise complaints. I also love the mobile shredding truck that parks at the law firm below my window each Monday morning and acts as an alarm clock on my day off.

    Maybe I need to move to a higher floor

    #493478
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    You can lodge freight rail related complaints here:

    http://www.facebook.com/Ohio.Rail.Development.Commission

    #493479

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    The trains can rattle the glassware here, it must be worse as you get closer to the tracks.

    And it’s never long until the Next Obnoxious Helicopter goes overhead.

    #493480

    James
    Participant

    alexs said:
    The trains can rattle the glassware here, it must be worse as you get closer to the tracks.

    And it’s never long until the Next Obnoxious Helicopter goes overhead.

    I lived next to the tracks in Glen Echo ravine for years. I pretty much stopped noticing passing trains after a few weeks. I actually found the trains a bit charming at times. Idling trains, with their air brakes that bleed off every few minutes, were a lot more distracting, but still not bad.

    But it was a known issue up front and I paid less for the house, so it wasn’t a problem.

    #493481

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    If this thread proves anything it’s that unless you live in a cave you’re going to have SOME kind of noise around you. And, take my word for it, even if you sleep in a cave you’ll often get the sound of dripping water, which seems REALLY loud after a while in near total silence.

    University area: noisy students, frequent helicopters, backup beeping trucks, trains.

    short north: helicopters, high street bars, traffic noise, backup beeping trucks, trains

    arena district: park street bars, sports fans, promowest. trains

    grandview: backup beeping trucks, trains

    gahanna: Backup beeping trucks, airplanes, trains.

    hillard: firetrucks every evening at approximately 8pm (WTF?), Trains

    Caves: Dripping water, bats, the gru.

    ed: the most annoying noise I ever had to deal with was a dude (in gahanna) who bought a crotch rocket cycle. Every morning at 7 he’d go out and start his bike and effin’ REDLINE the thing for a good 5 minutes to warm it up. I thought about complaining, but it was compensation enough listening to him destroy his engine. within a month it was running ROUGH. 2 months it would barely run. 3 months it was gone. LOL

    #493482
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Rockmastermike said:
    If this thread proves anything it’s that unless you live in a cave you’re going to have SOME kind of noise around you.

    Speaking of which, can someone please do something about all of these bats that are screeching all night? Maybe we could get them to change their nocturnal habits and screech during the day while I’m at work and away from the cave?

    #493483

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    Just think, you can replace a backup light bulb on your car with one that beeps. Imagine if everyone did that or the government made them do it to SUVs and pickups due to all the backover deaths.

    #493484

    Twixlen
    Participant

    GCrites80s said:
    Just think, you can replace a backup light bulb on your car with one that beeps. Imagine if everyone did that or the government made them do it to SUVs and pickups due to all the backover deaths.

    My old Toyota Matrix beeped on the inside while in reverse. It made it super-hard to nap, while backing up. (And annoyed the shite out of me.)

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