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Old 10-28-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

My wife just accepted a job offer in Des Moines We will be coming soon from Minneapolis to find a temporary apartment in West Des Moines so we can learn about various neighborhoods before buying a house. Before we sign anything I was curious about the train tracks coming from downtown Des Moines that continues toward Waukee - running under highways 35 and 80- that seems to stop, according to google map, near Prairieview School.
I try without success to find the information about trains on this line: how often does it run, does it whistle, etc.
Any help would be appreciated!!!

Thanks in advance,

Nicolas B.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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I live about a block or so from the tracks on the north west corner of the 80/35/235 interchange near WDM / Waukee (what is locally known as the West Mixmaster)

Honestly I rarely hear it, except for when it comes through while I'm trying to put my kids to bed. During the day, if it comes through at all, I don't hear / notice it. The bedtime thing happens maybe once a fortnight.

I do have to cross over the tracks to go basically anywhere from leaving my house, and I have never in 6 months living here seen or been halted by a train.

Let's put it this way. The train tracks border a fancy country club that just held an international tournament. If it doesn't bother them I don't think they'll bother you
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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(also, welcome to Des Moines. West Des Moines and Waukee are fantastic areas. I hope you are happy with your move!)
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Thank you for the answer. We are going this weekend to find an apartment. We are excited about this new adventure!
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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I live in west Des Moines less than half a mile from the train tracks. I only notice it once or twice a week usually at night. I doesn't bother me. I kind of like it.
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