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susanr October 14th, 2013 3:57am

A train whistle in the middle of the night sounds makes you feel:

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wiildkat Propertarian
11/21/13 11:37 pm

Nostalgic for Fort Collins where the train whistles go off at all hours of the night.

yesmaam socal
10/15/13 6:29 pm

Lol I asked my mom this question, and she said,"I would say Shut the h*** up! I'm trying to sleep!"

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moonlightshadow love in the moonlight
10/15/13 12:25 pm

When I lived in England a train would run through our town every night and I felt like climbing aboard it and having a grand adventure but like every night I just fell asleep and dreamed about the adventure I would have

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starrlite95 Pontiac, mi
10/14/13 4:31 pm

Same as some other comments here. I chose the 1st one but I'd really just feel annoyed it woke me up, lol.

pisomojado
10/14/13 2:39 pm

In northern Idaho I hear train whistles on a line that my great grandfather helped build. My grandmother told me stories about visiting the area circa 1910.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/14/13 1:38 pm

there are tracks near me, but I don't hear the whistle much anymore. When I was a kid, I used to imagine jumping on one of the cars, like they did in the early days. I want to rake the train through Canada sometime. or across the USA,

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nkcj
10/14/13 7:48 am

My house is close enough to train tracks that my entire house shakes. Not lonesome, not adventurous, just annoying.

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dahawwl Texas
10/14/13 7:46 am

I said lonesome only because it is closer to upset than adventurous is. I would not be happy at all!

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BroM Western New York
10/14/13 7:21 am

Well, for me it makes me feel somewhat annoyed. I live only a few yards from the tracks and trains wake me up every now and then!

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 5:30 am

I've always loved the sound of trains since I was a little kid. Still do. When I hear them now it takes me back to many many years ago.

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rons screw politicians
10/14/13 4:09 am

Listening for train whistles in the middle of the night is scary. Need a life!

EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 3:46 am

I love the sound of trains!
I would say the sound is soothing or comforting.

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/14/13 3:27 am

It'd be more like a reminder that you need to move or stay at a different hotel next time.

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susanr Colorado
10/14/13 5:36 pm

I can hear them from my apartment, as there are train lines about a mile to both the west and the east of me. Theyre not really loud or very frequent, but if I'm up very late I often hear one in the night.

beamie Michigan
10/14/13 2:13 am

Annoyed. I get such little sleep as it is, to be woken up during that time is brutal. If I think deeper, I remember the train ride from my home to Canada. Stops every 15 mins and the train jerking back and forth. It wasn't enjoyable.

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drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
10/14/13 1:53 am

I love trains. Just not boring diesels. I long for steam.

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kjos PNW
10/13/13 11:34 pm

I liked this question. Made my imagination go for a little joyride.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 3:47 am

Agree :-)

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/13/13 11:24 pm

Thanks Susan, this poll took me back to lots of great memories :)

icytoes the tepid north
10/13/13 11:19 pm

I used to hear it daily by my old house. It just sounds homey to me.

Antoinette Michigan
10/13/13 10:43 pm

It's a wonderful feeling. It reminds me that people and things are going places and that makes me happy.

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JanuaryLove
10/13/13 10:34 pm

Usually, I just wait & listen to see whether the whistle woke up my little boys. We're pretty close to tracks here & there are a couple trains that come through around 2-2:30am. Until very recently, it would consistently wake one or both of them.

veritas1 Panda
10/13/13 10:16 pm

I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite polls on a long time.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 10:51 pm

Aw, thanks, veritas! I'm glad. I've been thinking it was kind of dumb, so that's nice to hear.

ozgirl not down under
10/13/13 10:10 pm

Neither... Kinda annoyed they are blasting. I understand they have to when they cross intersections. I used to live a few blocks from The tracks... Cheap housing usually means less sleep! Lol

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ozgirl not down under
10/13/13 10:13 pm

I've traveled by train, from SLC to Denver (GORGEOUS route) and then from Springfield, Mass - to SLC. Really a cool experience, didn't mind the whistles then. Lol

susanr Colorado
10/13/13 10:50 pm

I love train travel. Haven't done it for years, but there were some great trips.

Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
10/13/13 10:06 pm

Feel like i'm in the wild west.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/13/13 9:53 pm

Most things make me feel lonesome lately.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/13/13 9:19 pm

Neither. It's a comforting sound. I grew up in a railroad town and can hear trains from my home now.

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MogoshKatz Wisconsin
10/13/13 9:16 pm

When I was a teenager, we lived a block away from the train tracks. After we moved, I had a hard time sleeping because I missed the train whistles.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 9:15 pm

Comforted. We have always lived near tracks, the furthest away was 3-4 miles probably. Since I was 8, though we were still within 10 before that. I love hearing them!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 9:13 pm

It makes me feel like I wish we lived farther from the train tracks. We don't ever hear them here, but at my parents' place there is a train crossing within sight of their house and less than 1/4 mile away. It seems deafening to me.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:18 pm

I'm thinking I should have put something like "annoyed" as one of the answer options (although I did toss it in as the 1st comment).

deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 9:13 pm

Neither of these.
My gf lives next to a set of tracks and it's the most annoying thing ever.

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deathvalley Chicago native
10/13/13 9:14 pm

Not gf, some of you might think I'm lesbian. She's just a friend but I for some reason feel the need to clarify =\

MrsLizT South Louisiana
10/13/13 9:11 pm

Here comes a train now. I hear the whistle. What a coincidence!

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Octopus
10/13/13 9:10 pm

Relaxed.

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chickencookie It really is
10/13/13 9:10 pm

Soothing. Haunting. Lonesome. Nostalgic. Good night all :).

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dawl adulting
10/13/13 9:04 pm

Is "annoyed" an option? I would hate to be woken up lol.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:07 pm

Yeah, I plugged that in as the 1st comment. It never wakes me up (almost nothing does), but I know it annoys a lot of people.

susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:00 pm

Oops. Sorry for the poor grammar. I changed course in mid sentence & forgot to edit.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/13/13 9:02 pm

Only teachers think like that ;)

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/13/13 9:00 pm

It reminds me of the song Folsom Prison Blues. Incredible but it became an evergreen even though it tries to make you sympathize with someone who murdered with no real motive.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:08 pm

I love that song... had to take a detour just now to go listen to it again. Yeah, the message is weird but the song is haunting.

susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:11 pm

Actually I voted adventurous, but the sound has both effects on me. Sometimes one is stronger than the other.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/13/13 9:00 pm

Like a choir warming up...we have lived by tracks most of or marriage and I dream constantly of choirs warming up.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/13/13 9:22 pm

We now live with in a mile of two rail road crossing on a fairly busy tracks. I've gotten used to the trains and sleep through them for the most part except one conductor pulls the whistle for the whole time between the two crossing about 1/4 of a mile apart.

rlands
10/13/13 8:59 pm

Makes me put a pillow over my head. Pesky trains wakin me up...

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:01 pm

Even when they're a mile away? I think this is the one that goes down the middle of the street, but I don't live that close to it.

Kris Humidity Central
10/13/13 8:58 pm

I want to leap out the window and go jump on.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:02 pm

I was expecting that reaction from you! I kinda do too, even though I'm not prone to that sort of action. It just calls to me... to go somewhere, anywhere.

longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
10/13/13 8:58 pm

Terrified... There's no tracks within miles of my house!

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 9:09 pm

Hahaha! That would be like something out of the Twilight Zone.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/13/13 8:58 pm

First thing that comes to mind is tornado.

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susanr Colorado
10/13/13 8:58 pm

Or maybe just annoyed because it woke you up?

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