Far-Westside residents air anger at t...

Far-Westside residents air anger at town hall on CSX train wreck

There are 16 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 11, 2008, titled Far-Westside residents air anger at town hall on CSX train wreck. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

More than 70 angry Far-Westside residents packed the Wayne Township Fire Department headquarters tonight, demanding answers about last weekend's train derailment.

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WJC

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 11, 2008
"Town hall meeting". Let's forever banish that phrase, please.
FROSTY

Roanoke, IN

#4 Jan 11, 2008
"and said they wish they had been better notified about what was happening."

At least they were working on isolating the situation rather than going around and talking about it. Sounds like some people want to make a quick buck from CSX over this.
Gary

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jan 11, 2008
I think a lot of these people are just looking to get paid!
Steve Wagers

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 11, 2008
Wayne Township sucks.
boris

Newark, OH

#8 Jan 11, 2008
Nothing wrong with that! CSX can afford it.Of course Ive leved next to a track. Gotten used to it. We must remember that if it were not for opportunity this country would not exist as it does today. So some one who sees an opportunity may be fortunate another may be jealous but would never live next to a rr track. Of course they would want compensation if a 747 crashed in their backyard.
FROSTY wrote:
"and said they wish they had been better notified about what was happening."
At least they were working on isolating the situation rather than going around and talking about it. Sounds like some people want to make a quick buck from CSX over this.
Far West Side Gladiators

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jan 11, 2008
Just like the Far West Side Residents, the American Gladiators are fighting for the title!

You don't know? Look here:

http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/video/ ...
It happens sh

West Manchester, OH

#10 Jan 11, 2008
Accidents happen, let Csx clean it up and lets see the results. Im sure it wasnt done intentional. And as long as it is being cleaned up what is the big problem.
I would agree that the water should be monitored closely.
Hobo

Winona Lake, IN

#11 Jan 11, 2008
I hope that CSX can figure out why freight trains sounds like tornados.
hopeful

Carmel, IN

#12 Jan 11, 2008
Gary wrote:
I think a lot of these people are just looking to get paid!
I actually live in one of the neighborhoods affected by this and I can assure you most of the people living in the area are only worried about what impact this has on their house and family...not everyone in the country is looking to make a quick buck.
Nobletuckey

United States

#14 Jan 11, 2008
This is so similar to the White River fish kill, the Guide Corporation, it ain't funny...

Guide ran & hid, while IDEM sat with their thumbs in their vertical smiles.

Good luck to the folks in that area, business & gov't are not going to help you.
Wowzers

Algonquin, IL

#15 Jan 11, 2008
hopeful wrote:
<quoted text>
I actually live in one of the neighborhoods affected by this and I can assure you most of the people living in the area are only worried about what impact this has on their house and family...not everyone in the country is looking to make a quick buck.
So move. You live next to a train track, and this stuff happens. Be thankful it wasnt a chlorine tanker, or you probably wouldnt be around to whine about stuff so much. You dont even understand what kind of devestation that yard in Avon could cause if something went horribly wrong. The derailment the other night was really nothing.
steve

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Jan 11, 2008
mostly vinyl sided homes some nice a few avg and alot mars hill like get over it people heres 50 bucks go buy some brooms and dust pans
indy of 43 yrs

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jan 11, 2008
steve wrote:
mostly vinyl sided homes some nice a few avg and alot mars hill like get over it people heres 50 bucks go buy some brooms and dust pans
ok if it was your house in the well to do city of fishers you would just die huh get a life jack-ass
Andy

Greenwood, IN

#19 Jan 11, 2008
Living next to the railroad tracks already reduces your property value. Now a fluke wreck happens and you want to act like you didn't even know the tracks were there? You bought the house at a discount because of its proximity to the tracks. B/c of that, any comparisons to areas such as Fishers/Carmel/anywhere not located close to railroad tracks/a nuclear power plant/high tension lines/etc. are not remotely relevant.

Those effected deserve to have their property returned to its condition it was before the accident. But any more? No. If there was a pending sale on an affected home and the buyer backed out b/c of the wreck, sure. But I don't think anyone was knocking down a resident's door in that area to buy their house.
LoreenL

Ruskin, FL

#20 Jan 11, 2008
The rails went in in the 1800s - when was your house built? Oh, I see.....so you knew about the tracks when you moved in. So why should CSX pay you a dime????
popcilce

Greencastle, IN

#21 Nov 4, 2008
i think it was a mad misfortune what happend to this gperson but, it was his fault he could have moved off the tracks easyly. so its his own fault/

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