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RidiculousHype
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Is there a way to look up how often a certain rail line is used?



Googling around isn't doing it. Anyone in the industry know how to look up how often trains pass down a certain rail line?






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too bad chinyo whatever is banned





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why, you planning a terrorist attack?





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re: Is there a way to look up how often a certain rail line is used?


Where are you talking about? It varies from day to day.





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1. Set up deer trail camera
2. After a week document
3. ??????
4. Profit






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Is there a way to look up how often a certain rail line is used?
Googling around isn't doing it. Anyone in the industry know how to look up how often trains pass down a certain rail line?



I forwarded this to Homeland Security. They will provide you a list quite soon.






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Good one.

Looking at a neighborhood that has a railroad bordering the back of it and wondering how much of a nuisance it would be if I decide to move there.






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DvlsAdvocat
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Ugh. Sounds awful. I live a mile away from a rail line, and I can always hear the horn they use when approaching intersections, and can hear a low rumble of the cars on quiet nights. I can't imagine living closer than that.





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Ugh. Sounds awful. I live a mile away from a rail line, and I can always hear the horn they use when approaching intersections, and can hear a low rumble of the cars on quiet nights. I can't imagine living closer than that.


That's the thing, I'm trying to figure out if this is even an active rail line anymore.

For those in BR, it's the line that crosses over Acadian, College, Essen, and Bluebonnet south of I-10 and parallels Perkins to behind Lakes at Jamestown and actually passes right next to the Santa Maria golf course club house.

If anyone lives near it, do trains pass by and wake you up at night?






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TigersSEC2010
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Ha. That's definitely an active line.





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I'll just leave this here



nothing like my computer cursing and yelling at me, at the point that my wireless mouse decides to lose signal..

Greatness...







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fightin tigers
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If anyone lives near it, do trains pass by and wake you up at night?


Several times a day. Usually one around 5:30 AM through prairieville/Santa Maria area.


ETA: about 20 years ago one derailed in the golf course. Don't think any deaths, but trapped some people in the back section of the neighborhood for a little while.



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Napoleon
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When I worked on Essen 11 years ago, it seemed there was a train making that crossing all the time.





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That's the thing, I'm trying to figure out if this is even an active rail line anymore.

For those in BR, it's the line that crosses over Acadian, College, Essen, and Bluebonnet south of I-10 and parallels Perkins to behind Lakes at Jamestown and actually passes right next to the Santa Maria golf course club house.



VERY active line






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kclsufan
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Find a grade crossing on that line. It should have a 7-character US DOT-AAR number (six numbers followed by one letter).

Then go to the FRA site for crossings here and enter the crossing ID and select "Inventory". The site will give you a report and will give trains/day for that line on the bottom of the first page. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the count but it should give you some idea.

If you don't want to go out and look for crossings, you can use this FRA site here and use the map. It shows the location and ID of crossings on each line. You're welcome.

edt: I'm showing 14 trains/day running up to 49 mph. Only 3 of those are daytime trains.



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A railroad near your house will frick it up. Hope it's not on a slab.





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Ask someone that lives near there or ask at a business. But honestly I think that's something that you could get used to. Especially if you're not too close to a grade level crossing where they would have to use their horn.





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