I came across this forum while searching the Internet to see if anyone else has a problem with the excessive train noise in Ravenna, OH area.
Long story short, my husband and I relocated from MI, and not knowing this area at all, we found a house in Rootstown, but never noticed the tracks, and were never told it was so close. Never heard a train during the times we viewed the home, or when the home inspection was done...but our first night here, we couldn't believe it! I am not exaggerating when I say it is train, after train, after train. The horns seem like they constantly blow, and sometimes it sounds as if multiple trains are honking their horns at the same time. We can't even sleep with our windows open because of the noise, and it frequently wakes out baby, and keeps us up at night.
I met another couple who just bought a house last month across the street, and she said the train noise is unreal! She said it's like every 5-10 min there is a train. If I had to guess how many trains go through here nightly it would be in excess of 30-40 easily. And it seems the traffic begins at night, which is horrible because just about the time you are getting ready to wind down, the train horns start full force. As I'm writing this in about 20 min I have hear 4 trains already.
I contacted local folks in Rootstown who pointed me to the FRA, and I spoke with a very nice lady who said she would make sure they are blowing the horns per regulations, but I wanted to know what can be done to stop this noise...at least at night, and I was told the mayor would have to petition this, but that areas close by have quiet zones. That's what we need here too!!
It's a shame to want to walk away from our first home, lose alot of money, all because of the excessive train horn blowing!
Please help me to figure out what I can do to get my community a quiet zone and fast. We are sleep deprived, and considering moving. Although I could never not disclose this to another buyer, I would feel horrible, because it is torture!
Anyone please guide me in the right direction, please!!
-Christie in Rootstown