Train horns from 1am thru 4am

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#42 Jun 16, 2012
Mystery Man wrote:
i love trains.
lol, I hate them! We have to agree to disagree again!
Mystery Man

Ingleside, IL

#43 Jun 16, 2012
when i was a kid ( around 10 ) growing up in Chicago a friend and me hopped on a train.
I jumped off just outside of Chicago and my friend jumped of around St.Louis.
Needlesstosay he got the worse of it from his dad.
Back in those days cops just returned you back to your parents with a stern lecture.

Great deal for weekend travel into the city.
RLP

Mchenry, IL

#44 Jun 16, 2012
I only hear the horns as a distant sound, and I must say, I love it. Lying in bed and hearing that train just makes me feel...cozy. Ok, maybe I'm weird :)
Train Keeps a Rollin

Chicago, IL

#45 May 10, 2013
This might be why they blow so hard tbrough Antioch:
Antioch Mourns 3 Girls Killed At Train Crossing
October 20, 1989|By Jessica Seigel.
Chicago Tribune
The Village of Antioch was grieving Thursday for three teenage girls killed Wednesday night when a freight train struck their car at a railroad crossing that has no gates.
``It is a sad day for Antioch,`` said Police Lt. Tom Fisher, who, like many in the far north Lake County town, knew the three 16-year-old girls.
The girls apparently did not see the red signal lights warning that a train was approaching on tracks crossing Ill. Hwy. 173, the main east-west road through town.
At the same crossing in September, two Wisconsin women, who authorities said had been drinking heavily, were killed when a train struck their car.
As local officials promised Thursday to demand a gate for the crossing, police were trying to understand why the girls didn`t stop for the flashing lights.
A Wisconsin Central Ltd. freight train broadsided their 1977 Chevrolet Caprice at about 10 p.m., throwing Michelle White and Wendie Nelson from the four-door car. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Melissa Rundquist, who was wearing a seat belt, died shortly afterward at St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.
``I have rarely ever seen anything that looked that bad,`` said Lake County Coroner Barbara Richardson.``It was indescribable. There`s nothing on that car that wasn`t totally destroyed.``
A man driving a car directly ahead of the girls told police that the girls were listening to rock music before the crash.
``They were having a good time,`` Lt. Fisher said.
The man also told police that, after he passed them, the girls flashed their bright lights at his car. Possibly distracted, the man didn`t see the warning lights and crossed the tracks, narrowly missing the train. The girls followed in their car and were struck, Fisher said.
The conductor of the 108-car freight train, traveling at 42 miles an hour, saw the Chevrolet only seconds before impact, according to Bob Jones, an assistant vice president for Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Police found four cans of beer in the car, two of them open, but it was not clear if the girls had been drinking. The driver`s mother said she had left the cans in a cooler in the car after a party the week before, Fisher said.
Blood testing by the coroner`s office will determine if the girls had been drinking, Richardson said.
Faces were somber at Antioch`s Village Hall Thursday, where Michelle White`s mother, Patti Sikorski, works as a secretary for the Fire Department. Michelle, her only child, was a day care worker for the Parks Department last summer. Her father, Pat Sikorski, is a bus mechanic at Antioch Community High School, which the girls attended, Fisher said.
``They were three beautiful, beautiful young girls,`` said Richardson, who knew the Nelson family. Richardson said she was personally overcome when she had to tell the families of the accident.
``You have to understand, I know what those girls meant to their parents,`` she said
The deaths left students crying in the hallways of Antioch High, where Thursday began with a moment of memorial silence. The district superintendent, Gary Allen, said he instituted a crisis intervention plan, which brought outside counselors and clergy to the school to help grieving students.
``This has affected every student here,`` Allen said.
Though it had not been determined whether any of the girls were drinking, school officials were thinking about alcohol abuse prevention programs, said Laurel Dahl, city comptroller and a high school board member.
``We have been slow in getting going`` with antidrug and anti-alcohol programs, she said. In September, she said, the high school hired its first full-time coordinator for a drug and substance abuse program.
Train Keeps a Rollin

Chicago, IL

#46 May 10, 2013
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?!
Antioch Mourns 3 Girls Killed At Train Crossing
October 20, 1989|By Jessica Seigel.
Chicago Tribune
The Village of Antioch was grieving Thursday for three teenage girls killed Wednesday night when a freight train struck their car at a railroad crossing that has no gates.
``It is a sad day for Antioch,`` said Police Lt. Tom Fisher, who, like many in the far north Lake County town, knew the three 16-year-old girls.
The girls apparently did not see the red signal lights warning that a train was approaching on tracks crossing Ill. Hwy. 173, the main east-west road through town.
At the same crossing in September, two Wisconsin women, who authorities said had been drinking heavily, were killed when a train struck their car.
As local officials promised Thursday to demand a gate for the crossing, police were trying to understand why the girls didn`t stop for the flashing lights.
A Wisconsin Central Ltd. freight train broadsided their 1977 Chevrolet Caprice at about 10 p.m., throwing Michelle White and Wendie Nelson from the four-door car. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Melissa Rundquist, who was wearing a seat belt, died shortly afterward at St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.
``I have rarely ever seen anything that looked that bad,`` said Lake County Coroner Barbara Richardson.``It was indescribable. There`s nothing on that car that wasn`t totally destroyed.``
A man driving a car directly ahead of the girls told police that the girls were listening to rock music before the crash.
``They were having a good time,`` Lt. Fisher said.
The man also told police that, after he passed them, the girls flashed their bright lights at his car. Possibly distracted, the man didn`t see the warning lights and crossed the tracks, narrowly missing the train. The girls followed in their car and were struck, Fisher said.
The conductor of the 108-car freight train, traveling at 42 miles an hour, saw the Chevrolet only seconds before impact, according to Bob Jones, an assistant vice president for Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Police found four cans of beer in the car, two of them open, but it was not clear if the girls had been drinking. The driver`s mother said she had left the cans in a cooler in the car after a party the week before, Fisher said.
Blood testing by the coroner`s office will determine if the girls had been drinking, Richardson said.
Faces were somber at Antioch`s Village Hall Thursday, where Michelle White`s mother, Patti Sikorski, works as a secretary for the Fire Department. Michelle, her only child, was a day care worker for the Parks Department last summer. Her father, Pat Sikorski, is a bus mechanic at Antioch Community High School, which the girls attended, Fisher said.
``They were three beautiful, beautiful young girls,`` said Richardson, who knew the Nelson family. Richardson said she was personally overcome when she had to tell the families of the accident.
``You have to understand, I know what those girls meant to their parents,`` she said
The deaths left students crying in the hallways of Antioch High, where Thursday began with a moment of memorial silence. The district superintendent, Gary Allen, said he instituted a crisis intervention plan, which brought outside counselors and clergy to the school to help grieving students.
``This has affected every student here,`` Allen said.
Train Keeps a Rollin

Chicago, IL

#47 May 10, 2013
Thomas da Train wrote:
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.
This might be why they blow so hard tbrough Antioch:
Antioch Mourns 3 Girls Killed At Train Crossing
October 20, 1989|By Jessica Seigel.
Chicago Tribune
The Village of Antioch was grieving Thursday for three teenage girls killed Wednesday night when a freight train struck their car at a railroad crossing that has no gates.
``It is a sad day for Antioch,`` said Police Lt. Tom Fisher, who, like many in the far north Lake County town, knew the three 16-year-old girls.
The girls apparently did not see the red signal lights warning that a train was approaching on tracks crossing Ill. Hwy. 173, the main east-west road through town.
At the same crossing in September, two Wisconsin women, who authorities said had been drinking heavily, were killed when a train struck their car.
As local officials promised Thursday to demand a gate for the crossing, police were trying to understand why the girls didn`t stop for the flashing lights.
A Wisconsin Central Ltd. freight train broadsided their 1977 Chevrolet Caprice at about 10 p.m., throwing Michelle White and Wendie Nelson from the four-door car. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Melissa Rundquist, who was wearing a seat belt, died shortly afterward at St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.
``I have rarely ever seen anything that looked that bad,`` said Lake County Coroner Barbara Richardson.``It was indescribable. There`s nothing on that car that wasn`t totally destroyed.``
A man driving a car directly ahead of the girls told police that the girls were listening to rock music before the crash.
``They were having a good time,`` Lt. Fisher said.
The man also told police that, after he passed them, the girls flashed their bright lights at his car. Possibly distracted, the man didn`t see the warning lights and crossed the tracks, narrowly missing the train. The girls followed in their car and were struck, Fisher said.
The conductor of the 108-car freight train, traveling at 42 miles an hour, saw the Chevrolet only seconds before impact, according to Bob Jones, an assistant vice president for Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Police found four cans of beer in the car, two of them open, but it was not clear if the girls had been drinking. The driver`s mother said she had left the cans in a cooler in the car after a party the week before, Fisher said.
Blood testing by the coroner`s office will determine if the girls had been drinking, Richardson said.
Faces were somber at Antioch`s Village Hall Thursday, where Michelle White`s mother, Patti Sikorski, works as a secretary for the Fire Department. Michelle, her only child, was a day care worker for the Parks Department last summer. Her father, Pat Sikorski, is a bus mechanic at Antioch Community High School, which the girls attended, Fisher said.
``They were three beautiful, beautiful young girls,`` said Richardson, who knew the Nelson family. Richardson said she was personally overcome when she had to tell the families of the accident.
``You have to understand, I know what those girls meant to their parents,`` she said
The deaths left students crying in the hallways of Antioch High, where Thursday began with a moment of memorial silence. The district superintendent, Gary Allen, said he instituted a crisis intervention plan, which brought outside counselors and clergy to the school to help grieving students.
duh

Antioch, IL

#48 May 11, 2013
The horns don't blow in Antioch. They blow across the state line in Wisconsin. The reason for the accident above appears to be from the lack of crossing gates, not the lack of a train horn. This happened 25 years ago. Gates have been installed and no more accidents. Train horns blowing constantly between 1 am and 4 am are an annoyance and unnecessary if gates are in place.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#49 May 11, 2013
i love trains. The horn blowing is music to my ears.
Best part is it saves lives of idiots who walk around gates.
duh

Antioch, IL

#50 May 11, 2013
horn blowing may have been necessary 50 years ago but is no longer necessary
change is hard for some people to grasp, mainly those over 60
Pengy

United States

#51 May 13, 2013
It's coming from wisc
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#52 May 13, 2013
I'm sure its from both sides of the boarder.
Its a good thing. If it saves even one life its great.
duh

Antioch, IL

#53 May 13, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
I'm sure its from both sides of the boarder.
Its a good thing. If it saves even one life its great.
Its not. They don't allow them in Antioch.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#54 May 13, 2013
duh wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not. They don't allow them in Antioch.
thats nice now go back and play tag with the trains at night.
duh

Antioch, IL

#55 May 13, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
<quoted text>
thats nice now go back and play tag with the trains at night.
lol, just cant admit when you're wrong
my 8 year old tries to change the subject when shes wrong too
Mystery Man Watch

Antioch, IL

#56 May 13, 2013
I find it absolutely disgusting that "Mystery Man" can cry and have a post deleted because someone said they should "kill him with kindness", since he obviously can not decipher something said in jest. However, he posts something truly disgusting above suggesting someone go "play tag with trains". Clearly this "Mystery Man" poster has serious issues. We need to take heed and not respond to this absolutely disgusting person capable of posting such a horrific statement.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#57 May 13, 2013
Mystery Man Watch wrote:
I find it absolutely disgusting that "Mystery Man" can cry and have a post deleted because someone said they should "kill him with kindness", since he obviously can not decipher something said in jest. However, he posts something truly disgusting above suggesting someone go "play tag with trains". Clearly this "Mystery Man" poster has serious issues. We need to take heed and not respond to this absolutely disgusting person capable of posting such a horrific statement.
ROTFL if i could remove posts do you think for one second you would be posting about me.
There would be a lot of missing post if i had that power.
Topix does have software that hunts for certain words.
ALL forums do that not just topix.
You threaten people even slightly and you can expect topix to see it and remove.
But if your still that dumb that you believe i can remove any post then go ahead and remove mine.
You can't do it anymore then i can.
Mystery Man Watch

Antioch, IL

#58 May 13, 2013
As you can see from the above post, in no way does he even address the issue at hand, which is his horrible post suggesting someone kill himself. Instead, he tries to make the subject the removing of posts which can be done by "reporting abuse", and which he has done repeatedly. Clearly he can not acknowledge his faults and just likes to change the subject.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#59 May 13, 2013
Mystery Man Watch wrote:
As you can see from the above post, in no way does he even address the issue at hand, which is his horrible post suggesting someone kill himself. Instead, he tries to make the subject the removing of posts which can be done by "reporting abuse", and which he has done repeatedly. Clearly he can not acknowledge his faults and just likes to change the subject.
ROTFL this is rich.
You guys say whatever the heck you want about me.
You insult me, impersonate me, and even threaten to kill me.
And all that is ok with all of you.
So frankly i could care less about any of you.
And even way less about you.
I think that addressed it just fine.
BTW if you don't like then remove my post after all you think anyone can do that.
Mystery Man Watch

Antioch, IL

#60 May 13, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTFL this is rich.
You guys say whatever the heck you want about me.
You insult me, impersonate me, and even threaten to kill me.
And all that is ok with all of you.
So frankly i could care less about any of you.
And even way less about you.
I think that addressed it just fine.
BTW if you don't like then remove my post after all you think anyone can do that.
As you can see here, he appears to think we are all "you guys" out to get him. He seems to think someone has threatened to kill him, even though I have not found one post to suggest such a thing. He still can not acknowledge that he has suggested on this forum that someone kills himself and just continues to complain about other posters. Its quite appalling.
kayta

Lanham, MD

#61 Dec 5, 2013
I live .5miles from amtrak, mark, freight and metro. New carrollton maryland. I grew up in howard/anne arundel county with my grama who lives literally across the street from the freight tracks. U All just sound stupid. My brother is csx police. i looked this up out of curiosity because it woke me up and its 4:16am, didnt wamt to bother him and ive never heard this many horns in one night. Must be another suicide around here. Too bad MY family gets to clean up the dumb assholes mess. Hope yall are happy you at least have a clean up crew. Want pics? U probably dont ever want to see what that shit looks like so just keep ur kouths shut stop complaining about ur beauty sleep n realize theres people who can clean up blood gits n splatter parts while you are cozy at your desk job.

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