I read the article (‘‘Shaking train blues’’ Herald 5/11) and I felt readers should hear the other side of the story, and be made aware of some of the things alleged to have occurred at Argenton.
Insulting signs have been spray-painted onto walls. The signs are targeted at Southern Shorthaul Railroad and Pacific National crews. It has been alleged that someone shot one of the locomotives with an air rifle, endangering the health and safety of crews.
I’m not a train driver, but I know that train crews are generally hard-working people who work long hours to support their families.
I understand that some of the locomotives are very noisy. But if people live near a railway, highway or airport, they will be exposed to noise. As one consolation for residents the older noisy diesels are gradually being phased out for quieter, more efficient locomotives.