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Old 04-08-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Looking in Yardley... with the new Quiet Zone rules coming, how bad is it having the tracks in your yard? We are looking at a house on 1 acre with the tracks about 100 feet away. We can hear the dinging of the signals from the front yard.

Side note: we have 2 cats and 2 dogs, so we sleep with a noisemaker anyway because any sound of furry paws on the floor will wake me up. So, we sleep with white noise anyway.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Looking in Yardley... with the new Quiet Zone rules coming, how bad is it having the tracks in your yard? We are looking at a house on 1 acre with the tracks about 100 feet away. We can hear the dinging of the signals from the front yard.

Side note: we have 2 cats and 2 dogs, so we sleep with a noisemaker anyway because any sound of furry paws on the floor will wake me up. So, we sleep with white noise anyway.
No idea what the Quiet Zone is about, but I can tell you that anyone I know who's lived next to a train eventually gets to the point of not noticing it. Two of them live away from stations, so there's no noise from braking. One lives close to a station but has never mentioned braking or, less consequentially, accelerating being an issue (and that person's station is an above-grade crossing, so signals aren't an issue). Of course, "your mileage may vary," and if the pitter-patter of furry feet disturbs you to the point of white-nosing them out, then it's very possible you won't be able to tune out the train.

So there ... I was of no help whatsoever
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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Trains should make a loud sound informing peope inside cars listening radio that the train is coming. I almost died when train came and didn't sound (in Yardley), seriously I was scared of silent machine.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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The sound is not all day long so it is ok
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Look at the recent movie "The Girl on the Train." It makes living with trains in your backyard almost glamorous.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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I live in Yardley and the train tracks are very close by. You notice a slow rumble in your house more than the horns. To be honest, I'm more bothered by the increase in air traffic noise from the still expanding Trenton-Ewing airport. The flights are more frequent and much more noticeable.
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