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Provided from City of Cincinnati

A railroad company is rejecting Cincinnati's request to reduce train horn noise in the city's Hartwell neighborhood and other nearby communities.  

CSX Transportation said in a June letter to the city's transportation and engineering department it will not approve the use of wayside horns along it tracks running through Hartwell.  It would have also benefited Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn and Glendale.  

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Cincinnati Council could approve a report next month that would let the city move forward with a plan to reduce the noise freight trains make when traveling through some neighborhoods.  The idea is to set-up a quiet zone especially for overnight train traffic.

Here’s a great adventure for train lovers of all ages…a visit to Tower A, overlooking all the train tracks that come in and out of Union Terminal, home of the Cincinnati Museum Center. The men and women of the Cincinnati Railroad Club are always in Tower A during the museum hours to talk trains with every visitor. John Rockwell and Jack Haap from the club join Mark Perzel to talk about their love of trains and some of the amazing history of rail transportation here in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati officials are studying a plan to make it quieter for some residents who live in neighborhoods with a lot of train traffic.

Train engineers are required to blow their horns one-quarter mile before each roadway crossing. 

It’s the same pattern each time, two long blasts, followed by a short and then another long one. 

Since sound travels, some residents hear it a lot especially when there are several crossings located close together.