A train whistle in the middle of the night sounds makes you feel:
Nostalgic for Fort Collins where the train whistles go off at all hours of the night.
Actually, I find it irritating.
Lol I asked my mom this question, and she said,"I would say Shut the h*** up! I'm trying to sleep!"
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
Same as some other comments here. I chose the 1st one but I'd really just feel annoyed it woke me up, lol.
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.
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,
My house is close enough to train tracks that my entire house shakes. Not lonesome, not adventurous, just annoying.
I said lonesome only because it is closer to upset than adventurous is. I would not be happy at all!
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!
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.
Listening for train whistles in the middle of the night is scary. Need a life!
I love the sound of trains!
I would say the sound is soothing or comforting.
It'd be more like a reminder that you need to move or stay at a different hotel next time.
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.
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.
I love trains. Just not boring diesels. I long for steam.
I liked this question. Made my imagination go for a little joyride.
Thanks Susan, this poll took me back to lots of great memories :)
I used to hear it daily by my old house. It just sounds homey to me.
It's a wonderful feeling. It reminds me that people and things are going places and that makes me happy.
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.
I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite polls on a long time.
Aw, thanks, veritas! I'm glad. I've been thinking it was kind of dumb, so that's nice to hear.
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
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
I love train travel. Haven't done it for years, but there were some great trips.
Feel like i'm in the wild west.
Most things make me feel lonesome lately.
I love it.
The age breakdown is interesting.
Neither. It's a comforting sound. I grew up in a railroad town and can hear trains from my home now.
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.
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!
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.
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).
Neither of these.
My gf lives next to a set of tracks and it's the most annoying thing ever.
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 =\
Here comes a train now. I hear the whistle. What a coincidence!
Soothing. Haunting. Lonesome. Nostalgic. Good night all :).
Is "annoyed" an option? I would hate to be woken up lol.
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.
Oh you are lucky!
Oops. Sorry for the poor grammar. I changed course in mid sentence & forgot to edit.
Only teachers think like that ;)
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.
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.
I guess you voted lonesome.
Actually I voted adventurous, but the sound has both effects on me. Sometimes one is stronger than the other.
Like a choir warming up...we have lived by tracks most of or marriage and I dream constantly of choirs warming up.
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.
Makes me put a pillow over my head. Pesky trains wakin me up...
....I HATE trains
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.
They terrify me
I want to leap out the window and go jump on.
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.
Terrified... There's no tracks within miles of my house!
Hahaha! That would be like something out of the Twilight Zone.
First thing that comes to mind is tornado.
Or maybe just annoyed because it woke you up?