Trying to find out about the tracks in Stanton, CA

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Rbts Stn
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Trying to find out about the tracks in Stanton, CA

Post by Rbts Stn » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:58 am

My in laws are considering moving to the area to be closer to the grandchildren, and one of the places they are considering is on Katella, near Western Avenue. Since I can't go out there to look, I can use my Google map skillz to look for any potential issues. And I see tracks that appear to be freights, heading north, halfway between Beach and Western that then turn east (extensively) and west (appear to end before Knott ave).

Any idea how much traffic these tracks see, especially in that stretch from Chapman to Katella, and east north of Katella to Dale street and beyond?

Thanks!

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Re: Trying to find out about the tracks in Stanton, CA

Post by Backshophoss » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:42 pm

Believe the tracks in question are ex-SP/PE,currently switched by UP. Stanton Industrial lead runs from W.Anaheim to
a village called Weibling,All tracks are FRA excepted,10 mph speed limit.


(info from an Altamont Press,CA region TT dated march '07)
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Rbts Stn
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Re: Trying to find out about the tracks in Stanton, CA

Post by Rbts Stn » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:40 am

Backshophoss wrote:Believe the tracks in question are ex-SP/PE,currently switched by UP. Stanton Industrial lead runs from W.Anaheim to
a village called Weibling,All tracks are FRA excepted,10 mph speed limit.


(info from an Altamont Press,CA region TT dated march '07)
Thanks very much, this is good news.

Is there any way to calculate how often trains utilize these tracks?

Is it safe to assume that since there are crossing gates, there won't be any loud train whistles blowing?

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