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Old 09-22-2011, 01:47 PM
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I've been looking at a house that backs up to the railroad tracks in Sylvan Park. Does anyone know how often the train lines run and what times of day?

I'm referring specifically to the CSX line that splits off heading northwest -- the one that divides Sylvan Park from Sylvan Heights (not the line that crosses the bridge over Murphy Road and heads towards Belle Meade).

Any help is much appreciated...thanks!
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Location: Franklin, TN
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I don't have an answer to your question BUT with real estate nothing is a given. The golf course you live on might get sold for condo development. The airport might build a new runway that brings flights over your house. The farm next door might sell out and a WalMart and Chuck E. Cheese will go up.

The train line behind that house might have one train a week. But the price of gas might go to $8 a gallon and rail freight will come back in vogue and there might be 10 trains a day.

You just never know and you can't predict. By the same token, they might turn it into a bike path!

Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:18 PM
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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I lived on Westlawn Drive for a bit and ended up loving the train going by...I'd wake up for a second only to get lulled back to sleep by the train sounds. But I wasn't by a street crossing (so no horns were involved) that could definitly affect your experience.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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i would love to know also about the noise. i know there are no crossings so the whistle should not blow, but how often do trains come by??
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Location: Bellevue
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The main line that crosses Murphy and heads out to White Bridge, Bellevue, etc is the old Windy Memphis line. Freight can appear at any direction & any time of day. You may see action in the Belle Meade-Highway 100 area most often. There is enough activity here to be alert & never stop on any of the track crossings.

The line that curves around Sylvan Park & cross Charlotte at about 41's is an industrial type. AFAIK trains operate as needed during the day. I have only seen a few short trains crossing Charlotte, usually about 4 pm. As long as nobody sits on the track there should be no need for concern.
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