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After decades without trains running, rail development worries Clark County neighbors

Residents fear impact increased train traffic will have on property values, health, quality of life

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 21, 2023, 6:05am
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BATTLE GROUND — Life in the Whispering Poplars mobile home park is fairly quiet for resident Karen Colwell. Yes, there’s noise from the traffic along neighboring streets, but the train line that lies less than 100 feet from Colwell’s home has been quiet for decades.

That may change now that the Clark County Council is moving ahead with development regulations for its short-line railroad that could bring train traffic back to Colwell’s backyard.

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