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Old 06-28-2011, 08:42 AM
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Does anyone know anything about the train tracks in east Austin? I'm seeing houses next to the tracks for $70,000-$100,000 (I'm talking about the 11th and Northwestern Ave area). I'm just wondering if real cargo/transport trains use those tracks and blow their whistles, or is it exclusively the commuter rail?
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:55 AM
Location: central Austin
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Those rail lines are shared between the commuter train and freight.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 PM
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I'm a block and a half off the tracks back at E 8th, we never hear the commuter train, every once and a while we get a big freight train usually early evenings before 8 that brings some crazy low frequency stuff - I kind of love it but we live in a remodeled home with decent windows - I think if you were in one of these old homes with single pane windows - it might just drive you crazy but each unto his own ...
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