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Elusiveporpi
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Living near train tracks


Looking into buying a house and there is one that I like about 50yards from the train tracks in Gonzales. How bad is the sound? The Rumble? Anyone have experience with this?






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Pectus
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In college, the train always passed every few hours on a schedule. I lived about 20 yards from the tracks for about 3 years. It's not a big deal at all. You get used to it.





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JOJO Hammer
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depends on if this place is on the wrong side of the tracks or not





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danfraz
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Lived on a third floor flat for awhile on Decatur near the train tracks in the quarter

You will hear a train whenever it comes by. Everytime






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HBR
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You get used to it just like the interstate





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ntrcptr
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I'm actually about 50 yds away from those tracks now.. Just came through about an hour ago. Not too bad, intersection distance is going to be more important. When they start honking, that's the noise. The rumble ain't too miserable.

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mattz1122
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I jog in a neighborhood where train tracks run behind a row of houses. When I'm on the street (houses are between the street and tracks) and the train zips by, it's pretty loud. I can't imagine trying to sleep in one of those houses and then the train comes by at 40 mph.





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Bout_Dat_Lyfe
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I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. I wouldn't advise any body live like that.





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TH03
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I live right next to a runway for an AFB. I see and hear B-52's taking off and landing all day everyday. I don't even notice them anymore unless I'm outside on the phone.





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vjp819
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where i grew up we lived about 100 yards from the tracks, then there was a home my wife and i rented early in our marriage which was about the same distance. When i was a kid i guess i seldom knew when the train passed because i grew from a very young age with it. later when we rented the home, at first i was very aware of the train passing, but as weeks, and months went by i seldom even noticed when it passed. keep in mind that the distance was double what you are talking about. but when you are talking 50 or 100 yards its not much difference.





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AmosMosesAndTwins
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50yards


That's going to be loud as frick.

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Anyone have experience with this?


You get used to it, but 50 yards is really close.






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Carson123987
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depends on if this place is on the wrong side of the tracks or not








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TU Rob
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Used to go over to a friend's house in college that was near some tracks. We were studying for some accounting test, and a train rumbled by. It was the first time I realized he lived so close to them and I asked him what that noise was. He said something like "oh, that. It's the train. I hardly notice it anymore."





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pooponsaban
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I lived about 400 yards from some tracks but there was nothing but field between my house and the tracks. The train didn't bother us at all and we got used to it. What did bother and wake me up was the fricking whistle. Engineers laid on that shite at night because it was a couple miles from ghetto with multiple crossings. Never got used to that fricking whistle.





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Jim Rockford
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The sound isn't bad. The clouds of chlorine gas take a little getting used to.





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tigerswin03
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quote:

Looking into buying a house and there is one that I like about 50yards from the train tracks in Gonzales. How bad is the sound? The Rumble? Anyone have experience with this?
we used to have a camp about 100yds or so away from train tracks and I loved to hear the sound of the train while laying in bed......now that said there were no roads going over the tracks anywhere around us.....the point is if they do have a road passing over the tracks nearby you will hear that horn blow about 5 times ,every time it passes.....



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TigerstuckinMS
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The sound isn't bad. The clouds of chlorine gas take a little getting used to.


Well played, sir. You win the thread.

In related news, a friend of mine bought a house and didn't realize that the house was right near the train tracks and an intersection until the night he and his family were moving in and they heard the horn, at which point his father had a good laugh at his expense.



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pooponsaban
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a friend of mine bought a house and didn't realize that the house was right near the train tracks and an intersection until the night he and his family were moving in and they heard the horn


You have some stupid friends.






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WPBTiger
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It's not a big deal at all. You get used to it.


This^






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TigerstuckinMS
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You have some stupid friends.


It wasn't his best moment, I'll give you that.






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