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Old 11-25-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Hi,

I am looking to rent a place in Monument and it is on the west side of I-25 (take Baptist Rd. west over I-25 and then go north about 4 minutes). That's the area. I've been warned about train noise. Then I read that the train horns were banned for that area? I don't know how to find out. I am a light sleeper and wondered if that would keep me up? Does anyone know??

Thanks so much!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I am pretty sure Monument passed a 'quiet zone' sometime in 2009, so that the trains will not blow their whistle when crossing the tracks. (I think Palmer Lake is trying to do the same). However you may still have some train engine noise when the trains pass, depending on where you are living. Probably others that know that area better can elaborate.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The trains do not blow the horns, but they do make a bunch of noise braking and idling in that area. (Ranchero Tr/Trails End area)
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:28 AM
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Hmm... strange... I live in Briargate area near Chapel Hills Drive, and I often heard the sound of train horn blowing in the middle of my (light) sleep at night.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Hmm... strange... I live in Briargate area near Chapel Hills Drive, and I often heard the sound of train horn blowing in the middle of my (light) sleep at night.
Ditto, IIRC they do that on the USAF Academy, where Community Center Drive crosses the tracks, just north of the airfield.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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I can't speak about noise, but one day last summer I decided to take back roads up to Denver and went through Monument. A train had broken down and was blocking several of the roads east on the north side of Monument. Several hours later I came back and it was still blocking those roads.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Aren't trains fun? Always a good idea to not live near the tracks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I like trains and distant train sounds.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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We just had a getting-together with friends who live right next to the train tracks in Monument... during our night being there .. there were around 4 extremely loud trains passing!! Ohhh... no way I ever want to live there!!!! No way!!! The whole house was shaking and we had to stop talking until the train was past!!

Wow - I could never ever live right next to the train!!! Make sure you know what you are in for when you move into that area!
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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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!
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