Burlington Northern Santa Fe [BNSF]train engines sitting idle in town.

B Feb 20, 2018 Review updated:

I live in Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Your trains continuously sit in front of my house (Paris Street, Ottumwa, IA) for a long period of time while running their engines at idle speed. The engines constantly rumble and are extremely noisy. Less than a mile away, outside of town, there is a wooded area with fewer residents. A possible better location to sit and Rumble your engines. I am filing a formal complaint with the city, as well as your company.


  • R
      Jun 05, 2019

    We live in Galesburg, Il. We constantly deal with trains idling for 2 and 3 days at a time near the Fremont St. crossing, which is a quiet zone. The local trainmaster told us today they have no plans to move it for lack of a crew . It sounds like poor planning that a train can sit in the middle of town for that long with no plan to leave.

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