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Dickinson quiet zone improvements estimated at $1.5M

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Campers at Dickinson’s Patterson Lake Recreation Area are warned that the camper sites are located near the train tracks and that it can be loud.
“At the get-go they don’t actually understand how loud that is,” said Matt Mack, facilities ope…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dickinson quiet zone improvements estimated at $1.5M

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Campers at Dickinson’s Patterson Lake Recreation Area are warned that the camper sites are located near the train tracks and that it can be loud.
“At the get-go they don’t actually understand how loud that is,” said Matt Mack, facilities ope…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Possibly wanted: The silence of the trains

June 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Railroad tracks in southwest North Dakota are getting a lot of use lately as locomotive transport has become the most popular mode of moving oil out of the Bakken. Continue Reading

SSSHHH! Beach joins growing community of quiet zones

October 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The sleepy border town of Beach might offer a more restful night’s sleep starting next spring after work to make the community of 1,019 a quiet zone for passing trains is complete. Continue Reading

Perham considers ‘Quiet Zones’ at railroad crossings

July 3, 2012 in EOT Focus

City officials are considering making Perham a “Quiet Zone.” The designation would mean far less train noise, as crews would no longer be required to sound the horn at railroad crossings. Continue Reading

Quiet zone in effect for all five crossings

January 12, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The era of train horns routinely sounding at every railroad crossing in Jamestown ended today when the last portion of the quiet zone went into effect at 12:01 a.m.
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Quiet zone mostly in effect

December 31, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Jamestown city crews scrambled putting up “No Horns” signs on four railroad crossings in the downtown area Friday morning. The quiet zone, at least most of it, was back on.
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No quiet for Jamestown: Railroad’s last-minute delay prevents Jamestown quiet zone from taking effect

December 29, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

The sound of silence, at least when it comes to train horns, was delayed Wednesday.
Enforcement of Jamestown’s quiet zone was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Instead, it was delayed because of safety concerns raised by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
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Quiet zone

October 22, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

The construction is complete and the final inspections wrapped up for the quiet zone project in Jamestown. All that remains is paperwork and education, according to Reed Schwartzkopf, city engineer.
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Quiet zone could be at risk

October 11, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

If drivers and pedestrians don’t start obeying the traffic laws, Jamestown may never get a quiet zone.
“If, as this project finishes up and we put in to formally request a quiet zone from (Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway) if the railroad feels that the citizens aren’t complying, we’ll have spent all that money for nothing they won’t discontinue the horn,” said Reed Schwartzkopf, Jamestown city engineer.
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