For those Gentle Viewers lucky enough to hear it, there is no more melancholy sound than a train whistle or horn on a summer night. The sound will travel for MILES.
As the Bangor Waterfront grows and is developed residentially there has been a movement to have the trains run silently through the city. I live a couple of miles from the tracks and thought it was kind of silly until I started meeting trains at 'night crossings' for photos and short movie files.
It's melacholy and quaint from a distance but right up close you'd think ALL TRAIN HELL BROKE LOOSE.