How close do you live to the tracks?

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Post by stevo » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:05 pm

if amtrak puts in the boston-montreal route that they've talked about for years it would go by the end of my street.


Post by alex45 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:36 pm

stevo wrote:if amtrak puts in the boston-montreal route that they've talked about for years it would go by the end of my street.
I dont think there has been a lot of discussion about making that route yet. But it would be a good idea!


Post by stevo » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:40 pm

it's one of the government's proposed "high-speed corridors." yeah, the only one of those 11 that actually is high speed is the northeast corridor, and most of that was done before the government proposed it. i seriously doubt amtrak will ever run there. MBTA, yes, but amtrak, no.


Post by alex45 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:43 pm


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Post by scotty269 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:18 pm

Where I used to live, there were CSX tracks behind my condo. I used to watch the juice train going through every once in awhile. I loved the trains that shook the entire building at 2am! Now, I live about a mile or two away in a single home. I take the BSL subway to Fern Rock, and then the R3 to bethayers. Its a good 20 min walk up some steep hills to my house, or a few minute drive.


Post by alex45 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:54 pm

my aunts house is right next to the Sharon Station in Mass. the acela's wizz by her at 135mph!!

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Post by pennsy » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:13 pm

Hi All,

A good buddy of mine once had an apartment for himself and his family that was a gift from his father-in-law, the owner of the apartment building. It was in Far Rockaway, NY, so the IND subway, elevated at that point, went right by the windows of his apartment. I remember looking out of the window, on the third floor, and waving to the train passengers that were also looking out of their windows. If I opened the window to the apartment, and the window of the IND was open, we could have slapped hands with the passengers. The train took a curve right at his house. With the window closed, you could still hear the train going by, the house, solid brick building about five stories high, did not budge. But, as he told me, until I have enough money to buy my own house this will do fine, since it is free to me. Took him about three years living there to get the cash for a house downpayment. Can anyone get closer than that ???

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Post by N. Todd » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:06 am

Mére's best friend (also my [x]gf's [~ex] step-mom) has this knack for living near trains... 1/2 mile from the BNSF Columbia River bridge, then alongside the former SP&S main, then across the street from UP's main line, and now 1/4 mile from what used to be Portland Traction Co. rails... Oddly enough I've moved in two of those. Nice to live by trains.


Post by stevo » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:31 pm

my street used to be the loop for the nashua trolleys and the tracks at the end of my street used to be a busy, at least double track line to montreal and boston, with a small yard at the end of my street for a tie plant. all that's left now is one main line track, part of a siding left in the woods, the tie plant, and a big open field.


Post by alex45 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:05 am

sounds fun :P


Post by stevo » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:37 pm

not anymore. 80 years ago, yes.


Post by starwardude » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:05 pm

Within bike-riding distance of the Metro North former-New Haven mainline. Once I figure out how to post pictures on here I'll show some of what I normally see. (In the supposedly nerdy shop @ school = how can't I figure out how to put a picture on a web site?)


Post by stevo » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:45 pm

go to and upload the pictures there. highlight the IMG code and copy paste it into your post.

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Post by SubaruWRX » Mon May 07, 2007 10:30 pm

I'm not a teenager but I live about 500Ft away from the tracks and from my front window I can see the Metro North trains and Amtrak pass daily.

I just wish the trees did not block half the view.


Post by stevo » Tue May 08, 2007 2:07 pm

what line and where?

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