How close do you live to the tracks?

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mrconductor55
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by mrconductor55 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:02 pm

2 blocks east of the CTA Red Line. 10 Blocks West of the Metra Electric Line. About a mile east of NS. Other stuff is around too.

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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by joecop509 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:05 am

I LIVE BOUT…………..5 OR 6 MILES FROM AN AMTRAK AND MARK LINE IN OLD BOWE (go new Bowie!!!!!!!!!) AND MY FRIENDS LIVE RITE ABOVE CSXT LINE. SOMETIMES AT NIGHT I CAN HEAR A K5LA WHILE THAY RUN PAST IT PUTS A BIG :-D ON MY FACE.
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by Montrealrail » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:09 pm

My place around 1,5 Mile from the tracks,where passin CN and Via stuff

but few years ago,I was living just next to the tracks,Iwas able to see trains from my living room,and also speak to the trains crew from my room windows,can't be closer than this,more funny,the Old Turcot yard Montreal,was almost in my back yard,so I where seeing everyting there since they closed the yard in 2002,few day before I had to move :-D ,in year 2002,I had to move from there,after severals year,because I get a fire in the house,electrical origin..,now,I try to get another place near a track..

daylight4449
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by daylight4449 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:36 pm

i live about a quarter of a mile from the old B&A spencer branch. lived there (and still living there) sienceas long as i can remember, and my paternial granparents live 1/20th of a mile form the Providence and Worcester line to webster, while m maternial grandparents live about half a mile from the old New Haven line passing through Uxbridge MA

daylight4449
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by daylight4449 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:52 pm

does anyone live in massachusetts?
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by Darien Red Sox » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:34 pm

For those of you who are Boy Scouts there is a wonderful scout camp right on the Danbury Branch of the Metro North New Haven Line. My troop has camped there many times and it is a wonderful camp.
http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/camps/hoyt
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by ns3010 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:54 pm

Up north, I live about 5 mins (by car, don't know the actual distance, but probably 2-3 miles) from NJT's Morristown Line.
Down here (down the shore), I live less than a quarter mile from where there USED to be tracks. In fact, I'm looking at the ROW (now it's a state highway) right now. As for active tracks, it's just about 7 miles to Bay Head. I was up there railfanning yesterday. I have pictures and videos of that on my YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/ns3010

cr5290
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by cr5290 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:20 pm

I live 5 minutes from a CSAO Industrial track, which is worked twice a week between 1AM and 4AM (Makes it nearly impossible for me to see the train -- but I ALWAYS hear an amazing RS3L). I'm 10 minutes away from the NEC, with New Jersey Transit and Amtrak. About 20 minutes from NS' Morrisville Line, and about 30 minutes from the CSX Trenton Line.

Espee9180
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by Espee9180 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:43 pm

This might be my last post in a "teen" section of any forums since I'm 19... lol...

Anyway, right now in Queens about 15 min away from the LIRR Port Washington Branch, 25min from Hell Gate Bridge(NEC/Freight), and 30 min from Fresh Pond yard (NY&A, CSXT, P&W, CP). But that won't be for to much longer, moving to Yardley, PA right next to the Trenton Line. So hopefully I can post more on these forums. :wink:
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Northwest727
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Re: How close do you live to the tracks?

Post by Northwest727 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:25 pm

The back yard of my apartment :-D
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