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Old 01-01-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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You might check with someone at the Druid Hills Civic Association about the quiet zone. They are active and would probably know the history.
Great, thanks! I haven't seen the sign, and if there is one, they aren't abiding by it 😀
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Uh, I wouldn't necessarily say the Parkline sees shorter trains. Of note are Q194, Intermodal to Charlotte, and Q192/192, Intermodal to Montreal. Less trains, yes, but still normal ones.
As I mentioned some mainline trains do go through there, but they are limited. There are a number of local delivery trains between Hulsey yard and places along the Seaboard Line in the Atlanta area.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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That's interesting information. Seems to me if they're already slower moving trains, and the bulk of the crossing safety infrastructure already exists, it wouldn't be arduous to add an arm and apply to the FRA for the quiet zone. I'm new to the area, but I wouldn't exactly call the Coventry crossing sparsely populated; it's in the middle of rather large residential area.

You seem very knowledgeable on the subject, but you also seem to think getting a quiet zone is an unlikely proposition. Has anyone tried?
I would call it sparsely populated

I mean what I trying to say is it has very low densities to be so close to the city. I don't mean to equate it to being in the Chattahoochee National Forest or the middle of Wyoming.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/De...!4d-84.2963123

To the west you have the Fernbank Forest, a golf course, several creeks in the area. It is close to Emory and Decatur's downtown, but far enough away that isn't relevant to the rail crossing noise. The lots are large enough that you have more tree cover than most adjacent neighborhoods.

When you get a chance play with aerial maps some and just consider the conexts of your neighborhood and how the areas around you and the other neighborhoods throughout town look.

You're isn't the only one like this, but I have always found these fascinating in our town.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/De...!4d-84.2963123
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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You seem very knowledgeable on the subject, but you also seem to think getting a quiet zone is an unlikely proposition. Has anyone tried?
I don't know. I just think it is a low-impact spot both in terms of CSX's operations and in terms of how many people are affected.

The fact that East Lake has one is a good sign, but that also came as they re-did the entire street and it is more busily traveled.

I'm just want to tool with details that CSX would look at. I agree with bu2. Id also contact the city of Decatur and Dekalb County transportation department. According to the google map I posted above the crossing will be in Dekalb and not Decatur, but Decatur stops just short of the crossing.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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One more thing....

One relevant detail I am making an assumption on, but I don't actually know and you probably would.

What time do the trains stop and start going through the area? I wouldn't be surprised if they only operated between certain hours on that Belt, but that is admittedly an assumption on my part.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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They run all day & night. I haven't seen a particular schedule yet.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:04 PM
 
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The thought of a CSX "quiet zone" struck me as both wonderful and hilarious as someone who lives half a mile from Hulsey Yard, but can hear it beeping and banging all throughout the night.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:03 AM
 
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The thought of a CSX "quiet zone" struck me as both wonderful and hilarious as someone who lives half a mile from Hulsey Yard, but can hear it beeping and banging all throughout the night.
They made the crossing at Rubgy Ave in College Park a quiet zone and it has made a world of difference. I am many blocks away, but it eliminated a major nuisance. Really surprises me that it took them up to prob 2015 before it was built. Why did people put up with it for so long, does the quiet zone/crossing involve any new technology? Looks like it is just a big curb and extra arms
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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They made the crossing at Rubgy Ave in College Park a quiet zone and it has made a world of difference. I am many blocks away, but it eliminated a major nuisance. Really surprises me that it took them up to prob 2015 before it was built. Why did people put up with it for so long, does the quiet zone/crossing involve any new technology? Looks like it is just a big curb and extra arms
It looks like the Coventry Rd location already has the bulk of the infrastructure in place. It would need an arm to be installed for sure, but how expensive can that be. Frankly, I find it a little absurd they aren't all made to be quiet zones when they impact residential areas this significantly. Seems to me it's safer to have an arm in place over a horn anyway.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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Railroad noise doesn't bother me too much but I have always wondered about the safety of that crossing on Coventry because of all the vegetation.

Seems to me it ought to have crossbucks.


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