Living near the Stony Point Line

 
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
I'm interested in renting a house that is about 200m away from the Stony Point line.

I'm worried about the Long Island trains, don't they run in the early hours of the morning? Has anyone ever lived close to this line? How were you affected by the freight trains and if they do run at those hours how is it reasonable to expect residents of the area to put up with that?

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  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
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  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
I have lived about that same distance from the Newport - Brooklyn goods line and rarely every herd a train !

Trucks, Aeroplanes at night yes very much so.

ARMY attack helicopters were the worst (no wonder why people In conflict zoons want to shoot them down)
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I'm interested in renting a house that is about 200m away from the Stony Point line.

I'm worried about the Long Island trains, don't they run in the early hours of the morning? Has anyone ever lived close to this line? How were you affected by the freight trains and if they do run at those hours how is it reasonable to expect residents of the area to put up with that?
Braddo

Everyone I know that lives next to the North East (Albury) railway say you get used to it. My parents lived less than 50 metres from the line and they after a while never noticed the trains going bye, which was amazing as the sounded like they goign through the house.

woodford
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Err, the RAAF does not have any attack helicopters.
TheBlacksmith
In kensington it is the same, helicopters all day and night as well
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
For about five years, I lived in John Street Clifton Hill. The station was literally on the other side of the road. The trains came and went and did not affect me or my sleep one little bit.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I lived  in Railway Road, Greensborough and the railways indeed were tuned out as a annoyance. Infact they often acted as a sleep feature after the alarm clock wnet off, as in " I'll wait for the next train before I wake up....

Many railfans would love to live near a  active railway line. Other want quiet and peace. Besides how many times a day does the train run ?

Regards,
David Head
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I live, with my bedroom facing the main western line here in NSW (within the Sydney area). dthead is correct, the waiting for the next train thing is exactly what I do.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
I live very close to the Stony Point line and have done for over 11 years.

The trains can be heard more or less clearly at any time depending largely on prevailing wind direction and ambient noise.  

All trains whistle for the various level crossings and the passenger service usually whistles to warn of moving away from station stops as well.

The Long Island steelies are big and quite heavy trains and take a fair amount of grunt to lift over the summit at Langwarrin.  There is an up run at around 12.45am which I can often hear climbing all the way from Baxter and until it cuts off to take the curve approaching Frankston.  That may be for around 10 minutes though it can seem like more.

Sometimes that's reassuring and at other times it wakes me annoyingly from sleep.  Some nights I don't hear it at all.  That isn't necessarily related to weather conditions though it can sound as though it's coming into the house on a quiet night with a light southerly breeze.  

I wouldn't be unduly concerned about living close to the line.  There's little activity after 8pm except for the Friday night late trains so the steelies does stand out when everything else is quiet but I don't find it a nuisance.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
"RAAF does not have any attack helicopters"

When the Avalon Airshow was on, probably US ARMY ?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'm interested in renting a house that is about 200m away from the Stony Point line.

I'm worried about the Long Island trains, don't they run in the early hours of the morning? Has anyone ever lived close to this line? How were you affected by the freight trains and if they do run at those hours how is it reasonable to expect residents of the area to put up with that?
Braddo
Rent it for a year, see what it is like. I'd more worry if the house is ok for you ! That's more important.

Regards,
David Head
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I live near the Belair line in the Adelaide Hills which has Adelaide Metro DEMUs running up and down one track and Adelaide-Melbourne freight on the other. This part of the line is on a long sustained 2.2% grade that has Melbourne-bound freight locos working very hard all the way.

After a few weeks I got used to it, modern locos are all quite well muffled these days and thankfully it's a well-built house that doesn't rattle as trains go past. The only problem is the one or two freight trains a day which have horrible wheel squeal that the operators (only SCT and Aurizon trains are a problem) seem quite unable to fix.

Whether squealing trains would be an issue on the Stony Point line would be something you could only tell by heading out to the area where you're possibly going to rent and asking some of the locals in nearby streets about it, or sitting in your car and reading a good book for a few hours while some trains go through.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
The APM Maryvale freight runs about 300 metres from my house, I am actually right on the line but the house is at the far end of the property. It rattles all the windows in the house, but the train itself can hardly be heard. Well, mostly, the un-silenced A Class are the noisiest.
  62440 Chief Commissioner

Since the days of steam, I have stayed at my grandfather's house, currently my Aunt's and sleep within 10m of the nearest track on the main Preston to Carlisle line, where it is on a slight grade, the garden fence is also the railway fence. I have always slept well there.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Since the days of steam, I have stayed at my grandfather's house, currently my Aunt's and sleep within 10m of the nearest track on the main Preston to Carlisle line, where it is on a slight grade, the garden fence is also the railway fence. I have always slept well there.
62440

Preston to Carlisle is the main north between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh...there are so many trains on that line, both locals and high speed express trains that no doubt after a period of time the train noise becomes white noise.

Mike.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
Thanks for the replies so far. It seems like it bothers some people and doesn't bother others, unfortunately I'm a very light sleeper and I'm quite sure I'd be one of the people that is bothered by it.

I can handle the odd passenger service passing through but wouldn't be happy about being woken up at 4am by the steel train. Is anyone able to give me a rough timetable of when this train runs?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Night moves are up at about 12.45am and down around 4.45am seven days a week though the down Sunday morning can be later and as with all freights these are subject to late alteration or cancellation.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I am actually right on the line
TheBlacksmith
Isn't that trespassing? I hope you hop off before a train passes... Mr. Green
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Thanks for the replies so far. It seems like it bothers some people and doesn't bother others, unfortunately I'm a very light sleeper and I'm quite sure I'd be one of the people that is bothered by it.

I can handle the odd passenger service passing through but wouldn't be happy about being woken up at 4am by the steel train. Is anyone able to give me a rough timetable of when this train runs?
Braddo
Do what everyone else does, move in then campaign for the shutdown of the service.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Give me a railway line over a busy main road any day. I lived opposite the Noarlunga line in the 1990's and after a while you don't even notice the trains... maybe at peak times when you need to turn the telly up a bit.

Do what everyone else does, move in then campaign for the shutdown of the service.
The Blacksmith
In the parlance of the kids today - LOLZ.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
I formerly lived next to the line at Surrey Hills and the place shook with the busy service on that section. My partner lives at Mc Kinnon on the Frankston line - her house backs on to the tracks so the intensive Metro and steel train action is pretty close. There is a high fence at the back which seems to muffle rail noise - after a few months you just get used to it and don't notice the trains much at all. The steel train runs during the night - quite frankly it woke me up the first few nights but now I don't notice it at all. If you are living beyond Frankston the limited Sprinter services and steelies should be virtually no inconvenience.

Proximity to a rail line will possibly affect resale value so that should be taken into account as well.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Long Island steelies run by day as well.  Most days there are two up and two down trips scheduled.  The day up usually comes through Frankston at around 4.30pm.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I'm worried about a railfan who is worried he may hear a train...
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I'm worried about a railfan who is worried he may hear a train...
GrahamH
Yep, I'd kill to live adjacent to a busy line. I remember spending all day in my grandfather's bathroom (in Brentwood, Essex, UK) as a child, it had the best view of the BR Eastern Region main line from Liverpool Street to many destinations. Trains were just about continually passing...
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Proximity to a rail line will possibly affect resale value so that should be taken into account as well.
gippslander
He's renting.

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