How close do you live to the tracks?

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SubaruWRX
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Post by SubaruWRX » Tue May 08, 2007 2:51 pm

stevo wrote:what line and where?
opps Greenwich, CT

Metro-North/Amtrak

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the 4:52 train headed to Grand central Terminal

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stevo

Post by stevo » Tue May 08, 2007 4:36 pm

i was at talmadge hill like two weeks ago:

northbound

southbound

SubaruWRX
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Post by SubaruWRX » Tue May 08, 2007 5:28 pm

stevo wrote:i was at talmadge hill like two weeks ago:

northbound

southbound
Wow is that the bridge that it crosses over on the parkway? I've always wanted to know what stop that was.

yep just looked on google maps lol I remember the first time two years ago seeing a train the first time crossing over on the parkway I always thought it was a roadway.

Also speaking of that seems like the bridge is chipping might be old age.

stevo

Post by stevo » Wed May 09, 2007 11:52 am

yup, that's the bridge, right next to exit 36. you get off at exit 36 heading south, and then take the first left. that's the station. the merrit/7 station on the danbury branch can be accessed by getting off at exit 40 (i think exit 40 is actually 40A and 40B, can't remember which one you get off) heading north. take the first left after the highway and use that parking lot, cause the station doesn't have it's own parking lot. then just walk to the station, it's not very far.

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Post by SubaruWRX » Wed May 09, 2007 12:15 pm

thanks :)
Awaiting the new M8

stevo

Post by stevo » Wed May 09, 2007 3:37 pm

you're welcome. i know the waterbury branch is under the bridge that goes over the river, not sure what river though, i think the housatonic. no stations i know about there, never seen a train there, but i know it's the waterbury branch. the new haven station can be accessed by the last exit before the tunnel under west rock. i don't remember the exit number or further directions though. but you probably know how to get to new haven :P

SubaruWRX
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Post by SubaruWRX » Wed May 09, 2007 4:12 pm

I know what bridge your talking about too bad I've never crossed it only bridge I know of like that in CT.
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stevo

Post by stevo » Wed May 09, 2007 6:40 pm

you live in greenwich but you've never crossed the housatonic??? how does that work? have you NEVER been to new haven?

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Post by SubaruWRX » Wed May 09, 2007 6:55 pm

lol sorry I said that wrong.. I meant the bridge that the train crosses lol I've crossed over the Housatonic many of times by car.
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Murjax
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Post by Murjax » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:41 pm

Right now I live in a part of Jacksonville that's about 20 miles away from the only station in the city but I am moving to a part of St. Augustine,FL that's only about half a mile from the Florida East Coast Railway line. :-D

stevo

Post by stevo » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:42 am

when new hampshire gets commuter rail, it will go by the end of my street. right now it's a few freights a week.

SRC90

Post by SRC90 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:28 pm

NS is about 1 1/2 miles from my house.

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Post by drumz0rz » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:49 pm

the LIRR passes behind my property, about 300ft from my house.

stevo

Post by stevo » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:43 pm

oh that's awesome! when i go to my grandparent's house on long island, the railroad is close, but not that close!

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Post by drumz0rz » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:30 am

Yeah, there's a berm so In the summer I can't really see the trains unless I walk out there. It's a good distance, there are some houses that are within 100 ft of the tracks. It's like an earthquake when it goes by.

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