Letter: Greenwood railroads not only noisemakers

James L. Weimer


To the editor:

Upon considering the front-page article of the June 23-24 Daily Journal, titled “Upgrade down the line,” in which it was supposed by some that a joint venture between CSX Transportation and the Louisville and Indiana Railroad would increase the noise level as trains go through cities and towns between Indy and Louisville.

I was at once both amused and skeptical of the reaction in opposition in Greenwood. I have no problem with the various concerns for things which can be expected along the full length of the line, such as traffic tie-ups, possible fire protection delays, etc.; but in Greenwood the noise factor should never be a reason in any of the arguments considered by those in the city governance.

Admittedly, I live about a half-mile west of the rail and unless the wind is from the east, I rarely hear the trains; but there seems little effort by the authorities in noise abatement.

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