Shipping coal is a dirty job
Re: Railing against coal dust off track, March 7. letters.
I read John Bliss’s letter regarding the railroad coal trains.
His comments about the trains losing all their dust in the U.S. is simply not so.
We live on Marine Drive and installed new beige carpets in our condo, and after only a few months we had to replace the carpet. We now have hardwood so we can at least clean up the dust.
Not only do the trains passing through White Rock carry coal but other liquid products that, if they fell into Semiahmoo Bay because of a derailment, would absolutely pollute the bay for years to come.
It make no sense for additional coal cars to come through our beautiful city. There is already an easement along the hydro line to the east of us that would take their trains away from the ocean front.
Moving the tracks to this area would facilitate all concerned.
Jack Scott, White Rock