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Daffy

10/12/2012 5:04:42 AM
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Thanks CPR - Sleepless in the Northend

Anyone else spend a sleepless night? Once again the CPR has parked their WORK train below the 8th street bridge! Humming,,,,,LOUD humming,,,,,,,ALLLLLLLL NIGHT LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGG. Heard it when I got home from work at supper last night, and it just changed tone at 4:45 AM! Maybe after they got a good nights sleep elswhere they have pulled out for the day. Hope they park it elsewhere tonight! Anyone know why they are allowed to do this. Why is it not parked below their office on pacific, or better yet near their machine shop east of the first street bidge, (actual cpr yard)

 
 
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NoCares

10/12/2012 7:09:55 AM
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Or, since the tracks where here first, why not choose a different place to live? Or deal with it  
 
I live right beside the train tracks, and have no issues sleeping through the trains.

Torco

10/12/2012 7:13:00 AM
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Ya

  
NoCares said "Or, since the tracks where here first, why not choose a different place to live? Or deal with it  
 
I live right beside the train tracks, and have no issues sleeping through the trains. "

Second that motion. Like living on Victoria avenue and whining about all the traffic. Lol

*enter name here*

10/12/2012 7:34:43 AM
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I

Have no problem sleeping with the trains going and never have. I used to live less than a block away from the tracks. Now I'm about two blocks away and have NEVER had a complaint.

NoCares

10/12/2012 8:09:47 AM
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Torco said "
  
NoCares said "Or, since the tracks where here first, why not choose a different place to live? Or deal with it  
 
I live right beside the train tracks, and have no issues sleeping through the trains. "

Second that motion. Like living on Victoria avenue and whining about all the traffic. Lol "

Yup!  
 
And we have a train go by once an hour, sometimes every 30 minutes.

mawryetts

10/12/2012 8:14:24 AM
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....

Its not a train.. I live in the east end and pretty sure its the koch plant burning off gases.

Humphrey

10/12/2012 9:05:12 AM
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They

  
Daffy said "Anyone else spend a sleepless night? Once again the CPR has parked their WORK train below the 8th street bridge! Humming,,,,,LOUD humming,,,,,,,ALLLLLLLL NIGHT LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGG. Heard it when I got home from work at supper last night, and it just changed tone at 4:45 AM! Maybe after they got a good nights sleep elswhere they have pulled out for the day. Hope they park it elsewhere tonight! Anyone know why they are allowed to do this. Why is it not parked below their office on pacific, or better yet near their machine shop east of the first street bidge, (actual cpr yard) "

didn't lay their tracks next to your house to annoy you, you bought your home right near them. Put some thought into your next home purchase instead of complaining of the obvious.

TheWolf

10/12/2012 9:40:37 AM
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Maybe...

...your next house purchase could be next to a golf course where you could complain about all the golf balls in your yard!  
...or near the fire hall and complain about all the sirens!  
...or near the hospital and complain that there are no available parking spots on the street when you come home!  
...or in the country and complain that it smells like barn!

slurpeegirl

10/12/2012 10:14:40 AM
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how did this happen?

did the realtor deliberately conceal the fact that there were train tracks so close to the property?  
 
if this is a rental, did the landlord just not fill you in on this important issue?  
 
what did CPR tell you when you called to ask for the reason?

Reston

10/12/2012 10:18:03 AM
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im pretty sue

That the complaint isn't about the trains passing , the complaint is about engines sitting and idling and blowing up air all night for noreason at all. I live in the north end by the tracks too and yes the tracks were there when I bought the house but that doesn't mean cp can park the engines all night in the residential area not doing nothing than sitting and idling , that's what their rail yard is for . Again it is not about passing trains.

TerriR

10/12/2012 10:29:35 AM
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LOL get used to it

ive lived in a small valley town where the train runs and sits right inthe middle. We all hear it, day and night. we all get used to it. Most the time, your body will become accustomed to it in a short amount of time, and it won't bother you any more. Some nights when the weather allows the sound to carry more, i hear it...wake up half way, go "oh its a train" roll over, maybe bump into my hunny, and am asleep before he complains i woke him up,lol.  
Im thinking if you are easily kept awake...you have sleep issues..put a fan on, it'll drown out the sound of the train

DylanD

10/12/2012 10:33:36 AM
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That

must be annoying BUT the other guys blow their horns at 1am as if it were the middle of the day and they just keep going, how much traffic is there that they needt o blow the horn for 30 sec bursts. What a bunch of A**ES.

Torco

10/12/2012 10:45:21 AM
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Maybe

You should file a class action lawsuit and have the railway shut down or at least prohibited from entering the city limits.

Goatmanatv

10/12/2012 11:00:33 AM
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better

  
DylanD said "must be annoying BUT the other guys blow their horns at 1am as if it were the middle of the day and they just keep going, how much traffic is there that they needt o blow the horn for 30 sec bursts. What a bunch of A**ES. "

better safe than sorry, what if that one person at 1 a.m was distracted with music or hard at hearing and little bursts of the horn he didnt hear and got hit, then what?

farm_girl1989

10/12/2012 11:47:06 AM
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:.:

  
DylanD said "must be annoying BUT the other guys blow their horns at 1am as if it were the middle of the day and they just keep going, how much traffic is there that they needt o blow the horn for 30 sec bursts. What a bunch of A**ES. "

They legally have to blow their horn, doesn't matter what time of day it is. Doesn't matter on how much traffic there is, they still have to do it. They are not asses, they are just doing their job.

Triplethreat

10/12/2012 11:50:16 AM
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Yeah, A Nice Quiet Home In The Country...

  
TheWolf said "...your next house purchase could be next to a golf course where you could complain about all the golf balls in your yard!  
...or near the fire hall and complain about all the sirens!  
...or near the hospital and complain that there are no available parking spots on the street when you come home!  
...or in the country and complain that it smells like barn! "

...where the wild geese fly over honking all night long,coyotes howl in the bush,cropdusting planes fly over all day and that annoying rooster on the neighbors farm crows every morning at sun rise. LOL. Seriously, how long have you lived there? When I moved next to railroad tracks the trains woke me up for about the first two weeks but now I sleep through everything.

ren008

10/12/2012 1:50:12 PM
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Last time I remember it was

last year and there was a thread on Ebrandon about it. Was wayyyy louder last time to the point of the railway guys getting complaints phoned in and eventually shutting down the high idling engine.  
 
http://www.ebrandon.ca/messagethread.aspx?cat_id=3&message_id=509864  
 
 
I realize the tracks travel right through the city and have no problems with that, but there has to be some limits or at least common-sense/courtesy used with high idling these stationary units.  

Jcoats

10/12/2012 2:38:46 PM
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Sep 2012
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Just some advice.

I always sleep with a fan on high, even if its not pointed at me, it drowns out other noises and makes me have a good sleep. Give it a try.  
 
Also if thats keeping you up, you must not be tired enough to sleep, have a sleep disorder, or drink too much caffeine etc.

countrygalllll

10/12/2012 3:17:13 PM
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Sep 2012
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. . .

If you think thats annoying try living out on a drilling rig. The rig noise is much louder than that train noise but you do get used to it after awhile. You definitely learn to appreciate the small things in life such as silence hahah (just wanted to put my two cents in)

randy r

10/12/2012 5:43:23 PM
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Mar 2011
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trains....

born and raised there i lived on 8th street north when the damn train tracks went down the middle of the street...it was the best...didn't mind it at all...

chocolatebar

10/12/2012 7:30:11 PM
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funny

I live in the same area, I'm on 5th North...like getting used to the deer down here, we quickly got used to the train sounds....the tracks didn't instantly appear one day after you bought or rented your place...so suck it up or sell...they are doing their jobs, in the same place as they always do their jobs....I have a feeling since the tracks have been there for many, many years, they don't plan on moving...are you?

Daffy

10/12/2012 9:00:12 PM
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Looks like I get My Beauty Sleep tonight

since the work train has not returned!  
 
Just to clarify, I have lived in the northend most of my life, I am used to sleeping through 99% of the normal train traffic, trains idling (sometimes all night) at normal rates, whistles blowing (yes they are a requirement), mutiple trains running and idling at the old station house at the same time. Mutiple family members are CPR trainmen or have been, one who has blown the whistle to let the family know he'd be home shortly!  
I think I asked a valid question or two about why they can't park near their office across from the dam below pacific or past the first street bridge.  
 
Based on the comments I received I would guess that most of you were the train / work crew that went home or to a hotel last night, for a good nights sleep after a hard day on the rails but messed up and left the idle on high! Next time, please be good neighbors and try parking the beast next to your office on pacific! LOL!!

TipTop

10/12/2012 9:08:52 PM
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Daffy

Nice to see You have a sense of Humor about the Issue..!! Hope You get many more Beauty Sleeps..!!

Jimm

10/12/2012 10:51:53 PM
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Jul 2012
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Hmm

So a train idle keeps you up. hate to see wat happens when ur central air starts up ....hope the air coming out ur vents don't keep u up too or the rumble. I use live next to tracks and at an intersection never bothered me one bit ya it can be loud but I bet u don't understand 90% of the stuff in ur house probably road on train so respect them. if u don't like it move I know I would have no problem buying next to tracks I like watching them and hearing the air horns.

Raw Dog

10/12/2012 11:13:50 PM
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Hate to say it but the tracks between 1st and 18th are part of the yard. Check it out. I did...

JR

10/13/2012 12:22:15 AM
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Can't

  
Daffy said "since the work train has not returned!  
 
Just to clarify, I have lived in the northend most of my life, I am used to sleeping through 99% of the normal train traffic, trains idling (sometimes all night) at normal rates, whistles blowing (yes they are a requirement), mutiple trains running and idling at the old station house at the same time. Mutiple family members are CPR trainmen or have been, one who has blown the whistle to let the family know he'd be home shortly!  
I think I asked a valid question or two about why they can't park near their office across from the dam below pacific or past the first street bridge.  
 
Based on the comments I received I would guess that most of you were the train / work crew that went home or to a hotel last night, for a good nights sleep after a hard day on the rails but messed up and left the idle on high! Next time, please be good neighbors and try parking the beast next to your office on pacific! LOL!! "

We can't park where it's convenient for the public - we have to park where we are told to park. We might not know why, but there is usually a reason (and it's not to bother you)!!!  
 
As for the high idle - when the engines are left unattended, they cannot be left in a throttle position greater than idle - it's physically impossible as the control lever has been removed. It's the locomotive itself that revs up to high idle to keep the coolant warm. Because these things are water-cooled, a shutdown and freeze up in freezing weather can be very costly with cracked blocks...  
 
I've said before - call CP if an engine is left idling louder than normal like that. Perhaps there is a mechanical issue with it that has to be addressed. The main CP number in town during the weekdays is 729-3000. Ask for the superintendent or one of the trainmasters and have the number of the locomotive handy to give to him (that's the number printed on the sides/front/back of the engine).  

Kilroy 4295 dash J

10/13/2012 12:57:30 AM
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I hear ya brother!

I live a block and a half away from 18th street, and I am getting sick and tired of all the police and fire truck and ambulance sirens going down 18th St, and making noise. Realtor NEVER mentioned that 18th St might be used by emergency vehicles when I moved in. Boy am I ticked!!!!

Tamara79

10/13/2012 3:20:33 AM
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I agree Daffy

The night you posted about was a rather loud one. I live right next to the tracks in the west end and normally I sleep right through all the train noises, but last night the sound actually woke me up, which is unusual. Nothing I can do about it though lol, so enh.

Dickie Dunn

10/13/2012 9:29:27 AM
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E-brandon

  
Daffy said "Anyone else spend a sleepless night? Once again the CPR has parked their WORK train below the 8th street bridge! Humming,,,,,LOUD humming,,,,,,,ALLLLLLLL NIGHT LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGG. Heard it when I got home from work at supper last night, and it just changed tone at 4:45 AM! Maybe after they got a good nights sleep elswhere they have pulled out for the day. Hope they park it elsewhere tonight! Anyone know why they are allowed to do this. Why is it not parked below their office on pacific, or better yet near their machine shop east of the first street bidge, (actual cpr yard) "

Definition of where one does not go if they are looking for someone to agree with them or show any empathy, lol. It is sad all of the responses not only on this post but on most of them when you can respond anonymously. Most are so negative it's comical.

dallie

10/13/2012 9:39:37 AM
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:)

Ironically, my son woke up this morning and said 'I like living here, there's no noisy trains around'. Must have had a peaceful sleep

 
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