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« on: September 28, 2010, 12:27:30 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that the downtown trains have started sounding their blasts again?  Now, however, it's short steady blasts.  It's actually more annoying than before they installed the gates, which were supposed to silence the trains downtown. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 12:38:06 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that the downtown trains have started sounding their blasts again?  Now, however, it's short steady blasts.  It's actually more annoying than before they installed the gates, which were supposed to silence the trains downtown. 

Yeah, every 20 minutes or so.  When we spent the night at the AOB this past weekend, they were relentless.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 12:44:44 pm »

Must be due to the, uh, resident pedestrians wandering around the area.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 01:04:16 pm »

Must be due to the, uh, resident pedestrians wandering around the area.

You mean the urban outdoors-men?
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 01:36:50 pm »

You mean the urban outdoors-men?

I think inteller refers to them as homeless scum.  I see he gave AOB a nice review.  I've never seen anyone who thrives on being a miserable dick as much as he does.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 01:40:55 pm »

I think inteller refers to them as homeless scum.  I see he gave AOB a nice review.  I've never seen anyone who thrives on being a miserable dick as much as he does.

yeah, for a while there from reading one of his posts on BBR I thought he was going to go beat someone up at the Cox Cable office...
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 03:41:50 pm »

I noticed the same thing but also noticed that there's work occurring on the tracks and I saw a few of the trains run by and sound the whistle right about the time they were upon a work crew.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 08:59:00 am »

flame bait much?  you are pathetic.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 09:00:25 am »

flame bait much?  you are pathetic.

Awesome.  He even replied via his 'mobile device'.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 09:19:07 am »

If I remember correctly, there was one line that still was going to blow it's whistle. Also, if construction has effected one or more of the gates, that will make them whistle too.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 09:24:52 am »

They should be blowing "The Meat Whistle".....Might make everybody happier.....
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 10:20:57 am »

BB strikes again.
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 11:42:42 am »

I hadn't even noticed, which is why I think the whole expense was a giant waste.

The train whistles, or lack thereof, don't even make a dent in downtown noise. What about the constant sirens? We better spend millions to silence those. Then we'll have to crack down on drunks and their screaming. Better come up with a special TPD taskforce.

If you want quiet, move to the suburbs.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 11:47:13 am »

yeah, for a while there from reading one of his posts on BBR I thought he was going to go beat someone up at the Cox Cable office...

I can't believe you don't think that inteller is perfectly reasonable. I also can't believe you called that site BBR.

Personally, I like trains. The whistles don't add much to the deafening roar anyway.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 11:47:34 am »

If you want quiet, move to the suburbs boonies.

Road noise from big trucks carries well, especially in the winter.
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