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Old 12-29-2023, 06:29 PM
Location: Bellevue
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Originally Posted by Ted Bear View Post
Freight lines typically do not run on a tight schedule. The trains, when assembled, have a "leave the yard time", but delays happen, and the actual leave time could be hours from the assigned time. Therefore, activity "down the line" (such as through JC) could occur more randomly than any set schedule.

Not sure there are any passenger trains, which run on a more defined schedule, and which go through JC. Don't think so.

I would be quite cautious if train noise bothers you.
No Amtrak trains anywhere near JC

Don't know if there is a local historical or museum operation to run whenever.

Don't know if JC has a "no horn zone". Most likely they let em blow.

On a branch line freight run trains whenever needed. May be busy enough to always mind the train. Don't be in too much of a hurry.

In the winter sound travels farther. Can be a nice toot from miles away.

You may hear of study to do someday passenger rail from Chattanooga thru Knoxville to Bristol. From Bristol maybe connect to other trains in Virginia.
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Old 12-30-2023, 08:44 PM
Location: TN/NC
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Trains do come through at all hours. You will hear the horn well into the night downtown.

Unless there is a dramatic political shift, train service from Knoxville to Bristol into Virginia will not be viable.
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