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Laws about trains and when they can run

Real Estate Agent with Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay

Does anyone know about train laws? ARE THERE train laws? These things go at any and all times of day or night. It seems like they come by just when the baby is going to sleep, has JUST drifted off to sleep and right when my wife and I sit down to relax. Are there regulations about the amount of times they are supposed to blow their horns? How long they can blow their horns? How many TIMES they need to, or are allowed to, blow their horns? I'd love to hear feedback about this. Being a new member of Torrance as a resident, since May, our lovely town has that ONE mar.. the TRAIN!!! Thanks for any feedback you can give. I'd love to have it for myself and my clients.

Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Hi Alan, good question.  The last time a train ran with in 100 miles of Eureka was 25 years ago!

Aug 19, 2010 05:32 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

LOL, Alan.  I do believe that each area has their own laws.  However, I do know that Kansas still has on their books that a train which meets a train on the same railroad track cannot leave until the other train leaves.  Go figure. 


Aug 19, 2010 05:40 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have a train track less than 1 mile from my house...runs EMPTY coal cars from WVa to ports and then back in the middle of the night - they are actually heard more in the winter when leaves are off the trees than in the summer...I L♥VE the sound - even in the middle of the night!

Get used to the train * it will be background noise within a few months.

Aug 19, 2010 11:57 PM
Alan Glasband
Glasband Real Estate- Keller Williams South Bay - Torrance, CA

Dan: Eureka has got to be one of the most beautiful places in California, if not the U.S.

Juli: What a strange obscure law. There are quite a few of those that no one ever took off the books.

Wallace: You're right. without the train we'd be 1/3rd of the country that we are. what a great sustainable form of transportation and a real blessing to us all.

Aug 21, 2010 01:42 PM