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Old 04-15-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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Im looking at a home for sale in Lonesome Dove Estates (off of Precint Line Rd) ph 4 in Hurst and Im afraid that the railroad will be too noisy for my toddler. Does anyone from the area know about how often trains use this particular track?? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Can you give me a local marker, or an intersection? I'm not exactly sure where Lonesome Dove Estates are because Precinct Line Rd runs the entire length of Hurst from North to South.
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I know there is a Lonesome Dove Estates in Haslet that has tracks running right through it. We were looking at a property close to it in Ashmore Farms, beautiful property and area, but twice when I visited there, there were trains going by.

Not sure if this is the same one that you are talking about, but there are tracks running through a lot of the Fort Worth area that are used all the time. Again, not sure if this is the same development. The one I am talking about is off of Blue Mound Road.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:38 AM
 
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That subdivision is just north of Glade Rd, east off Precinct Line---
don't know how many trains go through each day--sorry--Track is not the one used for the Trinity Railroad Express that goes from Dallas to FTW and has shuttle service to the DFW airport
Think this is called the Cotton Belt Line and the Grapevine Tarantula historical train uses that track and it makes maybe 2 runs a day into FTW and back Spring, Summer, Fall--but don't know about commercial traffic--have seen/sat through some long and short ones in time I have lived in area

people/transite groups have floated the idea of using this track as commuter light rail line from Grapevine and beyond into downtown FTW and further south like TCU area with several area stations to take cars off the roads---which would really increase the number of trains but that would be years in future and would require cooperation and taxing of several cities--some voted to enter planning stages--some haven't...

there is new law before towns in area that would allow for NO whistle-blowing in areas where there are arms/gates for crossings ---that crossing is gated now for about 9 mo or so, I think, so if Hurst is a town considering the new amendment, then whistle blowing may not be a problem...

you could call the city and ask for info--I know that is big deal for Keller because of the tracks that run parallel to 377===which is different track than the one you are asking about...subdivisions in that area are pushing for the change...

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:38 PM
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I think he might actually like the sound of the trains...I wouldn't let that stop me if I liked the house, and we have 4 kids 10yrs to 16 months. Unless he has a fear of them, of course.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Yes, that is the track used for the Tarantula train that runs through there twice a day (I believe). I live about a mile south of there and enjoy the sound of the train. However, I'm a good distance away. And if loves2read is correct, some city ordinances may prevent that in the future.
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