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Corinth Studies Railroad Quiet Zone
Friday, September 20, 2013 4:36 PM EST
Friday, October 18, 2013 4:36 PM EST
The city of Corinth is looking at creating a quiet zone along the Norfolk Southern Railroad line that operates east-west freight train traffic through the town.
Mayor Tommy Irwin tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the city is requesting a preliminary assessment by the Federal Railroad Administration.
A quiet zone means trains will no longer routinely sound their horns when approaching roadway-railroad street level crossings.
Irwin says Corinth has six crossings that would be included in the quiet zone from east to west.
Irwin says a second freight line operated by Kansas City Southern Railroad operates a north-south route, but has significantly less impact on businesses and residences in the city.
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