It’s going to be a little noisy in part of Davenport for a while. In order to fulfill federal regulatory requirements, the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad will begin testing horns on all of its locomotives starting Monday. Anyone near the rail yard in southwest Davenport is likely to hear the testing, which should be completed by July 31st.

The horn tests will consist of two initial sounds followed by six additional tests in 10-second intervals. Depending on the results, additional testing may be required. Hours of the horn tests are 7 in the morning to 9 at night.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport