Another tradition in our area this time of year is visiting the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park for their Holiday Show featuring beautiful plants, toy trains, the Schmalz Family Holiday Village, and more.

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An annual holiday tradition is now open at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The Duke Energy Trains are back for their 70th year. The display began in 1946 as a public relations effort by the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad.

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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.

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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.