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How often do you hear trains roll by from where you live? Here...about twenty times a day.

We are are a few miles from a major east-west freight line.

Posted - September 3


  • 5734
    Never. The nearest railroad track is over 25 miles away.   
      September 3, 2020 9:41 PM MDT

  • 6359
    My problem isn't trains rolling by. My problem is regular automobile traffic. I'm close to a major street.
      September 3, 2020 10:07 PM MDT

  • 8912
    I live near a railyard in the city,  just hear cars being banged around during switch operations. 
      September 3, 2020 10:34 PM MDT

  • 36345




      September 3, 2020 10:55 PM MDT

  • 13465
    I do not hear trains and I miss it.  I grew up hearing them all the time.  Where I lived the longest I only heard the 3AM train in the distance.  Most mornings I heard it.  There are trains in South Florida but I've never seen one anywhere close to me.  I cross one when I drive to my mom's.
      September 4, 2020 12:36 AM MDT

  • 5088
      September 4, 2020 5:01 AM MDT

  • 10727
    Half-hourly during the daytime, more frequently during peak commuter times. I'm on one in the morning, another in the evening - we're about a half mile from the Gawler Central line.
      September 4, 2020 5:26 AM MDT

  • 22642
    Never. No tracks in my town. 

    Growing up we lived 2 blocks away from the tracks. I did not even notice the noise then. As an adult going back home to visit the noise was very annoying. 
      September 4, 2020 6:46 AM MDT

  • 13998
    The closest railway station is about a mile away.  Occasionally, I hear the train whistle, but it's rare.  Like Zach, I live on a very heavily-traveled street with a fire house, hospital and police station nearby, so there's plenty of noise from cars, trucks and sirens.
      September 4, 2020 9:09 AM MDT

  • 4523
      September 4, 2020 2:26 PM MDT

  • 6319
    If the wind is right, I hear a train whistle once in a while. I'm not even sure how close the tracks are. 
      September 5, 2020 3:37 PM MDT