Re: BNSF moving forward with 2nd Pend Oreille bridge
Author: Bruce Kelly
Date: 04-19-2017 - 06:34
Stein's assessment of Sandpoint's nocturnal train sounds is spot on. Much like what I experience here on the north edge of Post Falls, ID. But what makes Sandpoint special in that regard is how the various main lines converge there. At any given moment, whether you're standing in town or out on the fringes at some place like the East Algoma overlook, you can hear trains honking from darn near every direction on the compass, some close, some still faint and off in the distance. Plus there are the distinct sounds like BNSF trains rattling the diamond between West Boyer and Sandpoint Jct., (they cross it faster and louder than UP trains do), or the rumble of anything moving over the Lake Pend Oreille bridge, or Amtrak 7's midnight symphony as it blows for crossings coming down from Colburn.