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Old 11-30-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I grew up in Widefield/Security and never found the train noise to be a problem - I guess you get used to it! Actually, sometimes the train whistle and rumble is a very nice, nostalgic sound to me!
You actually do. My grandmother once bought a house in Florida. On the other side of the fence in her backyard was the Amtrak line. I noticed it for about 3 days, and after that paid it no attention at all.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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You actually do. My grandmother once bought a house in Florida. On the other side of the fence in her backyard was the Amtrak line. I noticed it for about 3 days, and after that paid it no attention at all.
Right! I remember someone telling me that they got so used to the train noise that they would wake up in the night if the train was not on time I am sure one can get used to it... but it truly was awkward when we had to stop talking and wait for the train to pass...
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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We live on the EAST side of I-25 in Monument and can hear the train horns at night. It's not enough to keep us up at night, but man, if I lived in the west side of I-25 in Monument, I would go crazy.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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There used to be a house on the NB right side of I25 at the KOA exit that had a wind turbine on the property, right next to the train tracks on the hill.

They tore down the house but the wind turbine is still there....wonder if the tracks right next to the house got to be too much!
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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Buyer beware😱 Local realtors plan home showings around the train schedule and emphasize the peaceful surroundings.
trains come through over 20 times a day and when they're northbound going uphill with a full load, you can hear it 10 miles away. Imagine how that would be within a mile of your home.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:17 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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We live on the EAST side of I-25 in Monument and can hear the train horns at night. It's not enough to keep us up at night, but man, if I lived in the west side of I-25 in Monument, I would go crazy.
I'm in Mountain Shadows (Longview area) and we can hear the train on a quiet night when we're going to sleep.

More like a low rumble coming up the road canyons. It's peaceful.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I am 11 miles east of Monument and I can hear the trains sometimes.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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Is such noise a required disclosure for FHA et al loans?
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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trains come through over 20 times a day and when they're northbound going uphill with a full load, you can hear it 10 miles away.
The fully-loaded trains are mostly the ones going south, hauling coal from mines in Wyoming. The northbound trains come back empty.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Monument, CO
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Truth: the trains were a selling factor for us in Monument! We LOVE them!!!
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