P.O. Box 494
Mt. Tabor, NJ
Our noise problems started in June of 1996 when New Jersey
Transit increased trains by 40% when it started running electric
trains directly into New York City. This action caused a shortage of
electric trains for local service and NJT purchased refurbished diesel
engines previously used to haul freight. The diesel engines have horns
with a decibel level of 130 dB at 100 feet. This is far above the FRA
minimum of 96 dB at 100 feet. Morris County has ten grade crossings
and the vibration and noise from the diesel engines and the horns has
destroyed our quality of life.
Technology is available to run a quiet railroad and the
railroads can be forced to incorporate it through legislation on the
federal, state, county and local level. It is not necessary to sound
horns at a grade crossing which has gates and it is not necessary to
operate diesel engines on a track that is electrified.
A bill has been introduced in the NJ House to replace the
sounding of the horn with a less intrusive bell but more voices are
needed before this becomes law.
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Halt Outrageous Railroad Noise
HORN is dedicated to the safe and quiet operation of trains. We
are a volunteer, non-dues paying organization. HORN will accomplish
its mission with active members who will write letters, attend local,
county, state and federal meetings and address any officials to
further our cause. HORN will communicate with members by E-mail and
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PO Box 494,
Mt. Tabor, NJ 07878-0494