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Old 06-10-2024, 7:38pm   #1
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Default Has anybody here ever lived outside the area of a train horn?

I live within a mile of the D-Troit to Chicago Amtrak train route. Day and night I hear them singing their song.

I was laying in bed one night and got to thinking that any where I've ever lived or stayed I could hear the occasional train in the middle of the night.

Is anyone here so isolated they aren't bothered with that plaintive horn?

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Where I grew up, if the wind was right you might hear it out in the way far out distance.

Where I'm living now, it's just a single track within ear shot to a couple local factories and maybe once a week I'll hear the train.
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I live within a mile of the D-Troit to Chicago Amtrak train route. Day and night I hear them singing their song.

I was laying in bed one night and got to thinking that any where I've ever lived or stayed I could hear the occasional train in the middle of the night.

Is anyone here so isolated they aren't bothered with that plaintive horn?

Living on a barrier island, I donít hear train horns. When we lived in Illinois we could hear them faintly
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I love the sound of trains in the distance.
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Constant background noise eventually you don't notice. Many times I think, "is my grandfather clock chiming? I don't remember hearing it chime." Then I listen, and sure enough, yes, it's chiming, I just don't notice it.

I do recall living maybe a mile or so from some tracks, and in the middle of the night you could hear train horns if you were awake.
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I love the sound of trains in the distance.
It was even better in the steam era, from what I've observed.
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Closest train track is about eight miles from my house. Don't hear a thing from them.

On the other hand, the airplanes fly within a quarter mile of us. They are low and slow getting ready to line up with the ILS for a straight in landing.
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Joe's Dementia could hear the horn of that imaginary train he used to ride across the Scott Bridge. In fact, he still hears it on occasion
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Where I grew up you could hear them I the distance now and then. Now only cricket farts.
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Constant background noise eventually you don't notice. Many times I think, "is my grandfather clock chiming? I don't remember hearing it chime." Then I listen, and sure enough, yes, it's chiming, I just don't notice it.

I do recall living maybe a mile or so from some tracks, and in the middle of the night you could hear train horns if you were awake.
Constant background noise is great. I set my IPhone to play different background noise like rainfall, stream sound etc every night
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Constant background noise is great. I set my IPhone to play different background noise like rainfall, stream sound etc every night
Tinnitus?
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Tinnitus?

I have it bad, a result of lots of rock concerts and the advent of the Walkman. Most of the time, I don't notice it. I'm noticing it now because you mentioned it.

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I live within a mile of the D-Troit to Chicago Amtrak train route. Day and night I hear them singing their song.

I was laying in bed one night and got to thinking that any where I've ever lived or stayed I could hear the occasional train in the middle of the night.

Is anyone here so isolated they aren't bothered with that plaintive horn?

I've never lived within the sound of a train horn, not even close.
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Where I grew up you could hear the screams of the Sasquatch at night....I hope this helps..
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Tinnitus?
No. Just grew up as a kid to the sound of a big box fan (we didnít have AC) so any kind of steady sound helps me do to sleep
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Only between the years 1974 to 1989. We were surrounded by golf courses and dairy farms then, since I moved to GA to follow my soon to be wife trains are a several time daily event. At least now we don't live 1/2 mile from a switching yard anymore.
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We did, but after a few months, it didn't exist. I think it's like living below an airport landing path. People tell me they sleep through like nothing happened.
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Is anyone here so isolated they aren't bothered with that plaintive horn?
I live within a mile of the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route, which is also very busy with Metrolink commuter trains and BNSF freights. However I never hear train horns because all the crossings in town are grade-separated except for one, and that one has full gating and is thus a quiet zone.
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