Several letter writers have complained about train whistles, especially at night. As a La Loma resident for the past 37 years, I hear those soothing freight train horns late at night and in the early morning. I welcome them.
To me, they are a reminder of my love of train travel. I realize they are not the horns of passenger trains, but when I hear them my imagination takes me to places I have traveled by train and the people I have traveled with and-or visited Boston to New York, New York to Chicago, cross country, Canada, European cities and one of my favorite routes: Modesto to Southern California.
Do the critics realize those freight trains and the workers who run them work long and hard hours to bring the goods we need and use everyday? Those trains are a part of the history of California and the settlement of the beautiful Western part of this magnificent country.