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The LIRR whistle/horn is too loud..noise pollution..can't they tone it down??

I recently moved to an apartment in Greenlawn near the railroad station there and am amazed how loud the horn/whistle is..sounds like an airhorn going off in the apt.  Does it have to be so so loud???
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June 03 2010 - Greenlawn
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certain trains can move upwards of 120 (most 70-80)mph, if your apt is in a city it is likely that your train is going 30-60mph, but the horn is designed to provide a 10(or 15) second warning at the higher speed. its pretty much non-negotiable...

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June 07 2010
I know a train driver. He was told when he took the job that he would, in his career - hit many animals and probably at least 1 human. They take psychological tests to make sure they can handle something like this.

So the horn - is pretty much mandatory and necessary. Annoying yes - necessary - YES.
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June 06 2010
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There are federal laws about the volume required for train whistles for safety reasons (as well as when they must blow them), and unfortunately for many of us the volume makes an unlivable situation.
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