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11/1/2011 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letters: Whistling for safety

I read an article about someone wanting the trains to silence their whistles as they enter Kingman. How sad and stupid! These trains blow their whistles as signals, not just to make noise.

If it had not been for the trains, there would be no Kingman. Those trains mean as much to Kingman as Highway 66. These people need to read a historical book called Kingman. I am so tired of people not liking history.

I wish these people would go back where they came from and let us live in peace.

Sandy Carr


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Article comment by: Toadrick Spell

Anyone getting rid of the trains? Thought it was a noise ordinance, not a ban on trains. I have no problem of taking what is good from the past and moving forward, I also see the benefits of progress!!!! Frieght is hauled all over Europe and Asia by train and they do not have to put up with the noise, it is called modern technology and for my bleeding ears, please, let's use it!

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

And here we have another history lesson that has no bearing on the subject at hand. The City of Flagstaff worked with the BNSF and two years ago established a Quiet Zone through the city and it has worked out quite well. But then Flagstaff is a progressive community living in the 21st century, unlike KIngman that seems to be forever mired in the 19th century. And as usual the writer throws out the typical, "don't like it, get the hell out" response.

Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Article comment by: Linda Athens


I grew up a couple of feet from those trains in the 1940's and 1950's. We aren't talking the old way they blew the whistles which were music to our ears and meant we were home. For 18 years, the clickety clack of the tracks put me to sleep.

But no more. We are talking them disrupting your sleep, your speech, jangling your brain, making you cuss out loud. They go soooooo long and it is soooooo loud, it makes you crazy now. If they would go back to the old way, let us know they are coming through but don't give us a heart attack, it would be perfect.

You're right about them meaning a lot to Kingman. The county seat left Mineral Park and came here when the train came though I think.

I hear that train a comin', it's comin' round the bend....

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