The train whistle, or horn, is an important part of our safety practices. The horn alerts people that a train is approaching a railroad crossing. It can also be used to warn animals or trespassers in our right-of-way along a section of track. Many people don’t realize that federal and state regulations require us to sound the horn whenever we approach any crossing. For a comprehensive look at the federally mandated train horn regulations, click HERE.
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