I never stop being amazed when I keep reading about the whine (want some cheese to go with it?) from people who buy homes near railways and yards that have been there for decades, then have the gall to complain about it.
Maybe you should move to Sea Island and complain about airplane noise? Give it a rest people, the railways been here for almost a hundred years, you came a lot later I'm sure. Did you not do your due diligence before buying? If you didn't, maybe you should either suck it up and live with your mistake or move. Oh, by the way: If the railway moves to make you happy, it will cost you because the government will certainly be asked to pitch in (that means your taxes go up) and the city loses the taxes (which are considerable) on the right-of-way, and someone will have to make up for that loss (hey, that would be you again). It is a circle, things change slowly, but they change. Maybe the change is that you were silly and bought next to a railway and you could move.
Eric Bradfield, New Westminster