I don't mind the noise that much, except for the asshats that only know how to accelerate at full throttle.
I live east about 2 big blocks from the train line that comes through my city, I don't even really pay attention to or hear the train horns for the grade crossings, and there is one major one just one large block south of me, you get use to it. When I lived further north in the downtown area there were many more grade crossings and I looked up the state law, the law says the horns are to be silent after 11:30pm IIRC. None of the trains abide to the law anymore as we had a rash of grade crossing accidents in the real estate bubble in 2006, even had to have PSA's about it for quite a while. What I notice about is when it all goes silent over by the tracks as that means someone bit the big one on the tracks. When the cars get wreaked things get cleaned up and back moving pretty quick and we may have something on the news about it. When it's silent for most of the night and you hear the train lumbering very slowly (starting up) with judicious horn blowing you know there was a mess to cleanup and document. We never hear about those on the news, we use to hear it on the scanner, now it's all hushed hushed up (Tac channel).They've gone to hornless crossings in many cities around the Minneapolis/St Paul suburbs. I used to live two blocks away from the tracks, but the noise was blocked by grain elevators. They tore those down, and I could hear the clicking of whatever on the engines as they idled like they were ten feet away. But I love trains, so I didn't mind.
Yowza yowza! I DIG that Highway Sound! My Walker muffler is about a yard long, and like you, I prefer the throaty sound of WOT w all 4 or more barrels.Myself, I prefer the sound of a 4bbl over loud exhaust, let the world know you can afford to suck down a couple gallons of $3+ gas
You are my new best friend!! That is the most annoying thing ever!Another high decibel sound maker annoys me is when I was doing high end kitchens and in the spring and summer we could sit outside in the shade to eat lunch a lawn company would pull up near by and run their mowers , hedge trimmers, weed walkers and leaf blowers. To this day I hate them and all of mine are battery power.
If that crew was any good, they would have been gone in six minutes.Another high decibel sound maker annoys me is when I was doing high end kitchens and in the spring and summer we could sit outside in the shade to eat lunch a lawn company would pull up near by and run their mowers , hedge trimmers, weed walkers and leaf blowers. To this day I hate them and all of mine are battery power.