by Duluth News Tribune
August 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The sound is jarring in the middle of the night.
Tags: Business, douglas county, superior, Transportation 18 Comments »
The trains could probably could go without the horns if stupid people didn’t try to beat them at the crossing which is why they have to warn in the first place.
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CN is making same noise from Superior through Gary New Duluth.
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Conductors do not “move trains,” nor do they blow the horns. The engineer does both.
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Don’t the conductors throw switches and check brakes?
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Yes, they do. But the first paragraph in the story implies that the conductors are the ones who are running the trains and blowing the horns. Totally wrong and easily checked.
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White Pine, I knew what you said was true about the engineers. I’m just not sure about what a conductor actually does.
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Oh! They throw switches, “cut” the trains by uncoupling cars, spot the cars when in the yard, and on the road they communicate with the dispatcher about their location, and take down orders.
And my snarky comment about “totally wrong and easily checked” was directed at the story, not you.
White Pine, I didn’t take your comment as snarky towards me, and thank you for the info.
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You’re welcome! Never sure about my tone online.
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Who was there first? Didn’t the people know there was a train crossing there when they moved in or did the railroad sneek it in one night?
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If they blew horn in Norton Park you would like it..?
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Before the DWP moved to Pokegama the tracks went through Norton Park and they had trains going by on a regular basis.
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Had a propane tanker fall off the track in my upper yard when I first saw it the wheels were still turning, that night the crews worked getting it upright ,made coffee for them. Found out later that people were evacuated in my neighborhood we had went out and came home as the crews were showing up.
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Mike, those were the tracks that went across Spirit Mountain to The tunnel above 123 west.
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CN is the absolute worst when it comes to their train horns. I don’t think I could tell you what DM&IR horns sounded like because I don’t remember ever hearing one. As soon as CN bought DM&IR, that all changed. Now it’s incessant horns from very early morning to very late at night all through West Duluth.
CN relieved whole crew because whistle was not blown enough per their regulations, so now crews blow all the time.
Mike, I was talking whistle at 5am not “hell on wheels”….
Now if ground crew working area they blow and blow and blow… Enough blow jobs, leave them for Thompson area.
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“Hell on Wheels” is a great show on AMC but they only “blow” people away in gun fights.
This is what happens when you have a city that has almost no zoning regulations. You end up with developers building houses right next to train tracks. It’s ridiculous when people claim that a few common sense regulations are “anti-business” and even “communist”. You can see what happens when there are no regulations – people’s quality of life goes down.
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