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Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Hi,

My wife and I will be moving to Barksdale AFB in the near future. We are looking at some home in Bossier city south of the base around Foxglove and Golden Meadow. I noticed the railroad tracks on google maps, how much traffic and notice is produced by the train tracks?

Thanks
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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The rails are busy in Bossier; that's for sure! I have never had to wait more than a few minutes for them to clear the track. If you live in one of these South Bossier neighborhoods you will notice at first the trains blow the horn (some more than others) and it can be a little annoying at times. We hardly ever notice them anymore.

In town, esp. around Benton Rd and Texas St., they switch tracks and back up etc. which can take longer and snarl traffic. Bossier has few overpasses over the tracks unlike Shreveport which has a minimal amount of street/track crossings. South Bossier shouldn't be any trouble.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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I just went down there about two weeks ago. I thought i heard the tains blowing their horns everytime they cross an intersection. I hope the noise is not an issue especially during the night in south bossier in communities such as madison's place.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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I just went down there about two weeks ago. I thought i heard the tains blowing their horns everytime they cross an intersection. I hope the noise is not an issue especially during the night in south bossier in communities such as madison's place.
Aren't they planes and jets flying over that area too? It's a noisy part of town. Have you looked into north Bossier?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Grew up there, its amazing how quick you get used to them. Back when I lived there, the problem was each subdivision had only one exit, now they are all connected so if a train is coming one direction you can go the other way and get out. We used to wonder if a train wrecked how would people get out of their neighborhood. The B-52's fly around more than the trains, you will get used to the noise.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Aren't they planes and jets flying over that area too? It's a noisy part of town. Have you looked into north Bossier?
We have, but south bossier is more centrally located to the base and conveniences of shopping of Shreveport on Uouree and North bossier on Airline.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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Grew up there, its amazing how quick you get used to them. Back when I lived there, the problem was each subdivision had only one exit, now they are all connected so if a train is coming one direction you can go the other way and get out. We used to wonder if a train wrecked how would people get out of their neighborhood. The B-52's fly around more than the trains, you will get used to the noise.
I really do hope that the noise from the trains won't be an issue since the house is about 0.3-0.5 miles from the railroad tracks. I'm more concerned about the whistle blowing at the intersections in the middle of the night compared to the b-52's.

most of the neighbor says they got used to it and doesn't bother them anymore while a smaller percentage (25%) says they are bothered by the whistling. I'm also getting a wide range of info on how often the train comes by.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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We used to live in Southgate Estates in South Bossier, and the train would often block the intersection of the main entrance with Barksdale Blvd. We were military at the time, and when my husband retired, we sold the house there and moved to Dogwood Subdivision in Haughton, which is right on the Haughton/Bossier City border. We did that mostly due to the train blocking that intersection in the morning, in the evening, and then stopping entirely at what seemed to be excessively long intervals. It was the major factor in our decision to avoid South Bossier when he retired. Even though we live in Haughton, we are outside the city limits, and our daughter attended Bossier City public schools. We have lived here since 1993, and we highly recommend it.
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