Train horns from 1am thru 4am

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Blown Out

Round Lake, IL

#1 Apr 13, 2010
What’s the deal with the train horns blowing constantly near North Avenue and Rt.83 all hours of the night? Is there a ruling that the train conductors are not suppose to blow their horn during the late night unless if they see something to warrant the signal. I understand to expect some horns but recently they blow them as if they were on course to hit a gasoline tanker stopped on the tracks.
WOW

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 14, 2010
Maybe the engineers need to get it out of their system before they hit the no-horn zones?
Antioch Advocate

Round Lake, IL

#3 Apr 14, 2010
WOW wrote:
Maybe the engineers need to get it out of their system before they hit the no-horn zones?
They are in a no horn zone. You really have been gone for a while if you do not know that.

I am thinking it has something to do with the North Avenue construction.
WOW

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 15, 2010
My understanding was that the no-horn zone begins at Antioch. Trains approaching from the north are at the end of the no-horn zone. They do seem to blow them loud and long before they cross the border.
VyvB

United States

#5 Apr 15, 2010
I find it ridiculous to have no-horn zones in the first place. The same people who called for the no-horn zone will be the first ones using the defense in court that their loved one was killed by a train because it didn't blow its horn to warn them of its approach. What kind of sounds did you expect when you bought a home near train tracks?!
Training Wheels

Grayslake, IL

#6 Apr 15, 2010
maybe the construction on North is the reason. Who knows.
Thomas da Train

Round Lake, IL

#7 Apr 19, 2010
The horns your hearing are from Highway C and county road JF in Wisconsin just over the border. I dont agree with VyvB's comment, even in no horn zones the conductor is allowed to use the horn if the need to do so comes forth. Just another airhead tooting his own horn.
VyvB

United States

#8 Apr 20, 2010
Well, Thomas, it's usually going to be the Engineer that sounds the horn. Plus, most trains in the 1-4am timeframe are freight trains and they don't have conductors. By the time the engineer of a 60-mile-per-hour freight train can see that there is a "need" to sound the horn, it's mainly too late.
Thomas da Train

Round Lake, IL

#9 Apr 21, 2010
Well VyvB, toot toot Mr. Know it all, the NTSB must consult you and your expertise when it comes to train crossings. You should really look for friends outside of the topix forum!
VyvB

United States

#10 Apr 21, 2010
Maybe you should talk to the engineers instead of worrying about hearing train horns while you're trying to get your beauty sleep. The ones I've spoken to believe that no-horn zones are a safety hazard. These zones were denied for years until richer communities "lawyered up" and set a precedent. It's a stressful enough job at times, even more so when an accident occurs with them at the helm. Many need counseling after a car or pedestrian strike. And many more are unable to continue to work as they slip into depression and deep guilt.
McIDIOTwatch

Round Lake, IL

#11 Apr 21, 2010
VyvB wrote:
I find it ridiculous to have no-horn zones in the first place. The same people who called for the no-horn zone will be the first ones using the defense in court that their loved one was killed by a train because it didn't blow its horn to warn them of its approach. What kind of sounds did you expect when you bought a home near train tracks?!
Here is a CRAZY idea.DONT GO AROUND THE GATES WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.
VyvB

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2010
McIDIOTwatch wrote:
Here is a CRAZY idea.DONT GO AROUND THE GATES WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.
I actually agree with you for once McIdiot. And I'll add, don't walk down the tracks with your iPod blaring. Or find some other way to kill yourself if you really want to die that bad. But we know that there are too many drunk and/or stupid people around. And although those people might get what they deserve for their actions, the engineers don't deserve the grief of killing someone.
Thomas Da Train

Round Lake, IL

#13 Aug 9, 2010
VyvB wrote:
Maybe you should talk to the engineers instead of worrying about hearing train horns while you're trying to get your beauty sleep. The ones I've spoken to believe that no-horn zones are a safety hazard. These zones were denied for years until richer communities "lawyered up" and set a precedent. It's a stressful enough job at times, even more so when an accident occurs with them at the helm. Many need counseling after a car or pedestrian strike. And many more are unable to continue to work as they slip into depression and deep guilt.
if engineers have those kind of issues they should look for another profession, no one is making them do a stressful job. Are you saying that all accidents happen in no-horn zones? Horns or not the accidents are going to happen, horns or not people still try to beat trains, have music too loud or other distractions, and some are determined to commit suicide by train. Regardless I still need my beauty sleep and hope that all people use caution near RR tracks for everyones safety! So lighten up jacka$$
Just Sayin

Medinah, IL

#14 Aug 9, 2010
Thomas Da Train wrote:
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if engineers have those kind of issues they should look for another profession, no one is making them do a stressful job. Are you saying that all accidents happen in no-horn zones? Horns or not the accidents are going to happen, horns or not people still try to beat trains, have music too loud or other distractions, and some are determined to commit suicide by train. Regardless I still need my beauty sleep and hope that all people use caution near RR tracks for everyones safety! So lighten up jacka$$
I am glad we have engineers concerned enough about what can happen because of the inability to stop a train quickly (Newton's Laws of Motion) if someone is in danger. The do bear a tremendous burden of responsibility when operating machinery of that mass and velocity. Feeling the weight of that responsibility is not a flaw, it is an asset.

And speaking of asset, you are three-fifths of an asset, Thomas.
VyvB

United States

#15 Aug 9, 2010
Thomas Da Train wrote:
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if engineers have those kind of issues they should look for another profession, no one is making them do a stressful job. Are you saying that all accidents happen in no-horn zones? Horns or not the accidents are going to happen, horns or not people still try to beat trains, have music too loud or other distractions, and some are determined to commit suicide by train. Regardless I still need my beauty sleep and hope that all people use caution near RR tracks for everyones safety! So lighten up jacka$$
No one is making you live near train tracks. So move, dumbass!
Thomas Da Train

Round Lake, IL

#16 Aug 9, 2010
where above does it say I live near train tracks? You need to read my post thoroughly before responding next time, so that makes you the "dumbass jacka$$"
Long Ways Off

Round Lake, IL

#17 Aug 9, 2010
I am a good two miles from the nearest train tracks that run through Fox Lake, Ingleside, Long Lake, and Round Lake, and I can hear them blaring well after midnight. It's not a freight train. I don't understand why they need to lay on the horn at the crossings -- there are gates and signals at each of the major crossings (Wilson, Cedar Lake, and all points between). A quiet time should be instituted.
Just Sayin

Medinah, IL

#18 Aug 9, 2010
I live about a half a mile from Wilson and 134 and the train horns have never bothered me. I don't even notice them most of the time.

I know of at least three people killed on the tracks in the section between 134 in Round Lake Park and 134 and Fairfield and they were all in the 1 AM - 3 AM time frame. Sorry to say it, but that's when the drunk people walk the tracks to go home after a bender. It's also a shortcut used by kids to get around town fast.

While its true they shouldn't do it, the people that suffer most for their foolhardly behavior are those left behind after they are dead.
Just Sayin

Medinah, IL

#19 Aug 9, 2010
Not Wilson and 134 -- Hart and 134. Sorry.
VyvB

United States

#20 Aug 10, 2010
Cry me a river. I live less than a mile away and sleep through the same train horns that disrupt your "beauty sleep." Maybe you should look into your sleep disorder instead of blaming the trains. Or buy some 50-cent earplugs if your such a sensitive princess.

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