Letters to the Editor

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Tag: trains

Dec.
28th

TACOMA: City missing a bet on rail history

I enjoyed the article by Michael Sullivan (TNT, 12-25) on the moment when Tacoma turned from a small village to the City of Destiny, namely, the time around the coming of the railroad. He points out the exact spot where the final spike was hammered in to link Tacoma to the rest of the nation by rail.

It turns out that there is still some existing track there. It is just east of Pacific Avenue, across the street from the Tacoma Art Museum. I have been trying for years to get somebody with power and influence to have this

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Oct.
12th

TRAINS: Don’t allow high-speed travel

The numerous recent deaths on Burlington Northern tracks in the South Sound must be addressed by the state Department of Transportation immediately.

It is no surprise that the vast majority of these deaths have been caused by Amtrak trains, which hurtle through our communities daily. Because they are lighter in weight and are allowed to travel through South Sound communities at high speeds they often seem to appear from nowhere.

Please know that when you hear these trains, it will be too late. Cross only at designated crossings, and stay away from the tracks.

It is always easy to place

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