Local politicians need to take action on trains

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A new year and already another train has gone off the tracks in our community. But by all means, letís allow the railroad to run another 50 or 60 trains a day traveling right through Sandpoint and surrounding areas.

One day there will be a derailment of some tank cars carrying chlorine gas or hydro caloric acid or some other terrible toxic materials right through Sandpoint or some other residential area that will kill many people after crashing. Isnít it time for our local politicos to do something about this? Perhaps having frequent, regular track inspections and slow those darn trains down. Maybe go back to an old law that is still on the books in Bonner County that trains cannot have more then 50 cars per train and cannot exceed 50 miles per hour. And they cannot operate before 7 a.m. and not after 7 p.m. Ha, fat chance the railroad will accept any of this. They do whatever the want to do whenever they want to do it.

LEN GOLDING

Sandpoint

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