Dublin subdivision fights noisy trains

There are 20 comments on the Sep 22, 2009, Columbus Dispatch story titled Dublin subdivision fights noisy trains. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Some of the people who live in one of Dublin's golf-course communities have had enough of what they say are the disruptive, annoying and all-too-frequent horns of passing trains.

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Whats my name

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 22, 2009
Reminds me of Polaris Amphitheater. They built in the middle of no where, and people had a "choice" to build their homes around it, only to complain of the noise. You knew it was there dumb a**.
Do Not Understand It

Richton Park, IL

#2 Sep 22, 2009
Folks, THE TRAIN TRACKS WERE THERE BEFORE THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. For people to buy/build homes and complain now about noise issues is ridiculous. This reminds me of people who buy homes near Port Columbus International Airport and then want to complain about airplane noise. They are, without question, irresponsible. The city of Dublin should bill the subdivision people alone for any rail crossing improvements.
reader

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 23, 2009
Oh for God's sake get a life, Dublin. I sort of enjoy the sounds of trains.
lfod

Pickerington, OH

#4 Sep 23, 2009
For the Dublin upper crust, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH, WAAAAAAAAAH, WAAAAAAH, WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! !!!!
The public safety comes first you selfish self centered Aholes!
John Galt

Grove City, OH

#5 Sep 23, 2009
The Quisenberrys didn't waste time becoming troublemakers since arriving to the Buckeye state, did they? Sorry but the world doesn't revolve around you or your neighbors in your overpriced subdivision. Keep blaring the horns of commercial transportation, B&O!
Loki

Hilliard, OH

#6 Sep 23, 2009
If one is patient, one gets used to it. In Korea I lived at the very end of a landing strip, and was subject 24/7 to airplanes and to chopper practicing a "touchdown and escape" and the vibrations were enough to send my tone arm skipping across the record.

At Ft. Knox, I lived right next to 31WS and not only got to listen to semis rolling past every night, but also tank gunnery practice that shook my quarters even though it took place ten miles away. Within a week, I adapted to both as normal noises and could sleep right through them. So did my wife and infant daughter.

"Abnormal" noises easily can and should wake someone up. But once it's recognized as "normal" then you just filter it out.

Get real Dublin! Learn to deal with problems instead of bitching about things you have no control over.
dazed and confused

Marysville, OH

#7 Sep 23, 2009
This is just like when people began to migrate out from the city to the more rural areas. They would build next to a farm, then complain about the smell and try to get the farmer to fix it.

Part of the responsibility of potential homeowners is to research before signing on the dotted line. A smart homebuyer would visit the area many times during different times of the day to check for things like train noise. We live in a development just up the tracks. After 4+ years, I don't even hear the trains anymore and sometimes have to ask if they are still running.
Beth

Lakewood, OH

#8 Sep 23, 2009
Oh, those pesky Quisenberrys. tsk tsk. "Mrs. Quisenberry said she and her husband knew the tracks were there but have been surprised by the frequency of the trains - about 10 a day, sometimes six overnight, her husband estimates - and the loudness of the horns."
Seriously? Did they think that a train would pass through about once a week? Are they ignorant enough to think that a locomotive's horn is going to have the sound of a car horn- apparently.
They would probably be the type that would sue the railroad if they got hit because they didn't see or hear it. Horns are there to protect, Mr. & Mrs. Quisenberry. I believe if you want the horns to be silent, YOU should have to pay for the upgraded security to keep people from crossing, not Federal money (aka tax payers). When people cross while a train is coming, they not only put their life in danger, they put the engineer operating it in danger, too.
YOU and YOU ALONE made the decision to buy your house. Don't make others conform to you because you made a bad choice.
SmithHammer

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 23, 2009
Quiet Zones are a widely used, good solution to eliminate train whistles. The property owners, not taxpayers, should bear 100% of the cost of constructing Quiet Zones.
1gaydad

Chillicothe, OH

#11 Sep 23, 2009
Here we go again, the NIMBY(not in my back yard) with "bucks" is once again trying to get the taxpayers to fix what they think is a problem. They knew the tracks were there, and bought anyhow...possibly getting a better price on the house. Now they cant sleep....WAHHHHHHHHH! One good solution, sell it and go back to there you came from and give that job back to an Ohioan thats unemployed, who I'm sure would be happy as hell to be back to work and not whine about it.
GET A GRIP PEOPLE the whole world doesn't revolve around the prople that have the bucks, and then want the rest of us to fix their perfect world so that all they can hear are the "bird and the bees, the flowers and the trees"
Chuck

Dayton, OH

#12 Sep 23, 2009
Wow. This issue actually has me agreeing with John Galt and lfod.

Let them Dubliners eat sirens!!!(and drink American and Italian beer at their corporate "Irish" festival - no Harp or Guiness allowed!)

You bought the house next to the tracks - you deal with the sound!!
Good grief

Hilliard, OH

#13 Sep 23, 2009
Whining snobs!!!
RoundandRound

Columbus, OH

#14 Sep 23, 2009
Wow, where have i heard this crybaby story before... oh wait, WAHHHHH i want a roundabout, i had no idea North Broadway was gonna be so busy when I bought my house here, i thought it was isolated... WAHHHHH same thing people, you knew before you signed on the line and once again taxpayers will be hit up to fix "your" problem... didn't like the tracks... should have moved elsewhere, not like there aren't thousands of houses for sale in Columbus!
journey

London, OH

#15 Sep 23, 2009
Oh Buffy my golf score was impaired because the loud cho cho interrupted my game. Dear Lord get in the beemer and go visit the shrink you need a life!
Bill

Marysville, OH

#16 Sep 23, 2009
I grew up near a train track and enjoyed the sound of the passing trains, horns and all, they even provided a soothing sound to put me to sleep. I guess I just wasn't upper-class enough to realize the sound was actually annoying.

My grandson and i still enjoy the sound today.
thomas

United States

#17 Sep 23, 2009
How is it that poorer neighborhoods don't get politicians running around trying to keep everything nice and quiet for them? I'm going to do a little Googling on this couple to figure out what makes them tick?
margurite

United States

#18 Sep 23, 2009
Well, when your house is valued at $606,500.00 you expect to have some peace and quiet.
frederick

United States

#19 Sep 23, 2009
I can't figure out why Dublin people don't mind the racket of barking dogs. It seems that nearly every resident of Dublin owns at least one dog and some have three and they think nothing of letting them bark non-stop, day and night. That's much worse than the sound of trains.
JTMartin

Canal Winchester, OH

#20 Sep 23, 2009
How typical. Those railroad crossings have been there since Hector was a pup! When these folks moved in, and saw the railroad tracks, could they really have been so naive to think that there would be "quite" trains? Deal with it people! You make the choice to live there knowing full well what could be in store. If you want to improve the safety of the crossings to make them quite, do it with your own money, not mine!
Myriad

Buena Park, CA

#22 Sep 23, 2009
Yes indeedy! this sounds like a top priority for my tax dollars!!! Those poor suffering folks in those "golf course communities." We must save them!

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