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'Morning Edition' Returns: Fading Whistles

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'Morning Edition' Returns: Fading Whistles

'Morning Edition' Returns: Fading Whistles

'Morning Edition' Returns: Fading Whistles

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The lonesome whistle of trains passing by, celebrated in blues and country songs, may be silenced soon. The Federal Railroad Administration says it will let local communities decide if they want to establish quiet zones in areas where the risk of train and vehicle collisions is low.