Loud train blasts now by the wayside in Edmonds
Last updated 6/5/2019 at Noon
When the clock hit 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Edmonds got quieter.
For it was at that time that the daily ear-covering train-horn blasts that have rattled nerves and silenced conversations for decades were hushed, replaced by silver, speaker-type boxes at the railroad crossings at Main and Dayton streets.
In addition to restoring some sanity to downtown, it’s a big deal.
Progressive Edmonds is only the third city in the state where the quieter, so-called wayside horn system is in place the other two are way south, in Tacoma and Steilacoom.
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