I hear a train

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
September 30, 2010 11:56am CST
I just heard a train go by, something I haven't heard in quite a long time. I love the sounds of trains, I think they are very interesting and it makes me think of the history I've learned and the fictional books I've read that deal with / involve trains. Have you ever ridden on a train? I have twice.
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@celticeagle (114534)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 10
Before I moved back with my daughter I lived in a little one bedroom up by the depot. I would hear the bells ring one in the morning and once in the early evening. Also a train would go by afew times a week. There is also a funny story I could tell sometime about I ride I took on a train onetime.
@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Oct 10
Can you turn it into a discussion and share it. I am sure we would find it interesting.
@celticeagle (114534)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 10
No, hun.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Oct 10
when you say "I lived in a little one bedroom" I was thinking of an article I'd read where someone turned a train into a hotel. It's just odd, I'd heard trains a few times last week. Now what I've wondered is can a house really shake if it's that close to a train? I wouldn't think so unless it's dilapidated.
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@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
4 Oct 10
As a matter of fact I have! Just a couple of weeks ago. And I'm not talking about the regular subway or light rail train either. I rode a regular train, with the conductor, and stops, and everything. It took 4 hours to complete a 2 and half hour travel, but I didn't mind. Our seats had the table in front, so I had breakfast and snack during the travel. I even took in a little nap! It was fun!
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Oct 10
I am sure that was fun for youa nd you were able to have breakfast and a snack and a nap? The last time I was on a train I was too scared to sleep.
• China
5 Oct 10
I don't think you've made this discussion quite clear.As for my feelings while hearing or riding a train?Nostalgic sense semms far away from me since history of railways is only about several couples of years.I only feel exhausted from hours of riding on a train though talking to people is great fun.Have a nice day girl!
@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Oct 10
I have only ridden tourist attraction and recreational type trains, never on a real trip. I would like to be able to do that with hubby sometime, for one of our longer trips. We live about the distance of three city blocks from a train track at the edge of town. I do not think the trains go as much as they used to. At one time I would wake up in the middle of the night and the hous would be shaking lightly and I could hear the train just down the road from me.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Oct 10
I was told I rode a kid train when I was younger, I assume it went on real tracks. I believe they told me which tracks it went on. I've been on a train as part of a field trip years later. There is a train museum type place not too too far from here, my family and I are planning to go at some point and ride the train. They also have old cars if I remember correctly.
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• China
5 Oct 10
Oh,what vehicle do you use when traveling long distance if not by train?do you drive a car all the time?
• India
1 Oct 10
Yeah, trains are really interesting. There are lots of stories involving trains. It fills me with excitement when I hear about it or think about it. Well I have ridden on it many times, and each time its a great experience, You get to see new places, meet new people and interact with them.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Oct 10
We don't really hear many trains around here anymore. I don't think there are very many passenger trains if any anymore. I've recently got a book about train's, fictional.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Oct 10
cool I to love to hear the trains which isnt very often and really only late at night when most of town isnt busy the tracks are about 4 miles rom me so traffic in the day time hides the sound. I been on a few
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
4 Oct 10
Yes the sound of trains is nostalgic for me. I don't really know why, but I love it! It's quiet here, the sounds we usually hear is the volunteer fire department whistle.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Oct 10
It might be that we seen more trains back when. andto me its a lonesome sound. I lived in a small town that was the end of the line the train had to back up to the town north of us to get going right and the whistle would blow at every road crossing as it went. . I know I miss hearing them.
• China
3 Oct 10
Well I guess the train you mentioned must be an old one such as steam train.I ride on a city railway once,in nanjing walking street,while visiting the world exop in shanghai.And I had to wait a long queue to ride on it.I don't associate trains with history since trains have been developed for only a couple of years ago.Have a nice day girl!
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
30 Sep 10
Yes, I enjoy train rides very much. As you said, it reminds of the history too. But, these days, the trains are modernized and very well fascilitated. One train ride I had taken which was so impressive was the "Bullet Train" in Japan, running from Tokyo to the south. That was really a bullet train, so fast. Yet, it was so quiet and comfortable. That is an achievement of modern technology !
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@shaggin (30105)
• United States
7 Mar 11
We have a railroad track that goes by down back of our house a little ways. My son LOVES trains but for some reason the sound of the trains going by outside scare him so bad. They always go by either right before or right after I put him to bed. If they go by right after I put him to bed they always wake him up and he screams at the top of his lungs and I have to run upstairs as fast as I can to hold him and rock him until the train is gone. I dont figure it out lol.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 10
I've ridden on trains in Europe quite often. It's often the best way to get around over there. Here in the US not so much.
@Memnon (2173)
30 Sep 10
swt - SWT pic
Steam or modern? I occasionally get a ride on a preserved railway about 40 miles away. If I'm cot cycling my daily commute is normally by train.