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Old 08-20-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: SWE
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The Bessemer and Lake Erie RR carries raw materials from the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Company down to steel mills around Pittsburgh. It is definitely not a high speed train as it does not transport people.
49 mph. There's no "clickety-clack" though.. it's welded rail most all the way.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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I love trains. I loved them in the 50's. Trains are cool !
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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49 mph. There's no "clickety-clack" though.. it's welded rail most all the way.

What allows for expansion and contraction in welded rail ?
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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What allows for expansion and contraction in welded rail ?
They most likely have some type of overlapping expansion joints at regular intervals. I live very close to the tracks and it doesn't bother me hearing the trains. I'll start worrying when I don't hear the rail traffic !
I joke to my wife when the train comes through blowing its horn,
I tell her that her ride is here and they are honking for her !
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I live across th street from 2 train tracks and a minimum of 20 trains all day and night go thru and blow their horns as loud as possible for at least 100 yds because of crossings.

I hate trains now and will never live or buy near them again. Here that? Here comes another one.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Well we have found ways to get electricity from the sun, we can make electricity from the wind. Now all we need to do is figure out a way to squeeze usable power out of NOISE ! (and the phrase "no we can't" is not in my vocabulary)
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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rickers, if there was a way to salvage --NOISE--packing plants would have thought of it.

The old saying about packing plants was--" nothing on the pig goes to waste except the squeel"
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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I lived by RR tracks up until a year ago for 18 years. After about the first 6 mos. while inside you don't even hardly hear them, you get so used to them. Outside was a lot louder and harder to ignore.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I live across th street from 2 train tracks and a minimum of 20 trains all day and night go thru and blow their horns as loud as possible for at least 100 yds because of crossings.

I hate trains now and will never live or buy near them again. Here that? Here comes another one.
I know your pain. We'd be talking on the phone and say "train" and people knew to wait since we couldn't hear them. Stuff vibrated off shelves. I will tolerate a train horn in the distance but if I can actively hear the train noise... welll....

But I still love riding them. Planning at least one and if it can be figured two amtrak trips west in the next year. Just love the way they rock as they travel. Just hope to not get a seat mate like the one who never stopped saying she wished she'd taken the bus. Spent a LOT of time in the observation car that one.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I need a sleeper car when I ride on Amtrak. I wish they had "Tour runs" that have nothing but sleepers, observation and dining cars that would pull onto a siding and stop for the night. I've missed too much scenery riding trains at night. Folks don't ride trains for the speed or the low prices anyway.
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