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Old 12-19-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Yes. I live right next to where the L runs.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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Oh yes, I live a couple hundred feet from the tracks and I love it! But then our road goes through an underpass so horns aren't required. But every now and then you get a new engineer that lays on the horn. Sometimes I'll hear this late at night and think: good thing I am still awake. But then I thought - I never remember being woken up by a whistle so surprisingly I must be able to sleep through them.

We get about 8-10 trains a day.

The rumble of the trains going by helps put me to sleep.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Yes. We're in the northwest foothills about 6 miles from the tracks but the sound echoes up the valley. I love the sound of trains in the distance.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Yes. My house is 220' from the train tracks. Right now it's only freight trains, but Amtrak used to go through here. I've listened to it all of my life, so I pretty much tune it out.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The City
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Yes. I live right next to where the L runs.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Occasionally when it is very quiet at night or in the early morning on a weekend and there isn't much traffic, I can hear a commuter train "whistling" as it is passing by which is several blocks from where I live.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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I'm about 3/4 of a mile from the main Oakland-Portland rail line, and I hear freight and passenger trains. I don't hear all of them, or at least I don't notice all of them. BART runs underground about a block from my house by I only hear it when I'm within a couple of hundred feet of the station entrance.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I used to live about 200 feet north of where the PATH subway tracks passed by underground. Once in awhile late at night while lying in bed you could feel a soft rumble as the trains passed.

Now I'm too far from the PATH line to feel it, but I am close (4 blocks) to an above-ground freight line. Again, I just hear a soft squeal of iron on iron as trains pass by late at night when the air is still.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Yes. But you know where I heard trains EVERYWHERE? Chicago. No matter where I am in that city I hear a damn train! And it's no wonder, because it's the freight hub of America and probably the world!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I used to live a few blocks from an elevated train (which screeched around a curve), but the windows were facing the opposite direction, so I didn't hear anything from the apartment.

Now, I live a little over a mile from a freight line, and I can occasionally hear the horns in the distance.
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