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
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
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
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.
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.
August 26, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Public Works Committee received a brief report on the status of the quiet zone project during its regular meeting Thursday.
“They’ll be working on the pedestrian mazes next,” said Reed Schwartzkopf, city engineer.
Pedestrian mazes are fences on the sidewalk that require the walker to make several turns and look in both directions down the track as they approach the railroad crossing.
July 15, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun
The end of trains’ whistles blaring through Jamestown is in sight as work on the quiet zone is under way.
“It’ll make the downtown a lot quieter that’s for sure,” said Jeff Fuchs, city administrator.
Construction is currently taking place at Third Street Southeast by the Bunker. Crews will move west through Jamestown as the project progresses.
Fuchs expects it to take 12 weeks, ending in late September or early October. Continue Reading