Winter Park should consider "whistle-free" train crossings
July 31, 2008
To the Editor:
I, along with many of my friends and family, truly enjoy time spent in your wonderful community and state. However, I continually hear the same question concerning Winter Park: “How far from the tracks/crossings is your condo?” The question always relates to the multiple train whistles sounded all hours of the day and night, disrupting a deep sleep.
It is my understanding that there are crossings that can be constructed that do not require the engineer to blast the whistle. I also understand that while these crossings are not cheap to install, it is also not a guarantee the engineer will not toot the horn.
With that said, I feel that any action a destination vacation community like Winter Park can take to make the visit of guests enjoyable should be considered.
I would like to encourage the community of Winter Park to look into and pursue the opportunity to reduce train noise through the installation of “whistle free” crossings.