The letter of March 25, headlined "Questions excessive noise from trains," no doubt points to a real disturbance for the writer. Unfortunately it also serves to trivialize the enormous noise problem that I believe will occur if the Cherry Point terminal is approved and allowed to operate. Nine fully laden coal trains per day and nine returning empties, each taking five to seven minutes to pass, should keep the writer awake 24/7. He may then want to move away from his "beautiful Bellingham," but there's a good chance that the value of his condo will have plummeted and that there will no buyers anyway. This is no exaggeration. The writer should take his "blasting train whistle" as a wake-up call to confront the real noise problem facing all of us.