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I want to find out the railraod noise?
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Granted you have a high quality sound level meter, measuring in dB..
So what?

You can not avoid noise in MH. Up in Jackson Ranch you hear the train at night and as far away as Sycamore/Watsonville on west you still do.

The same applies to traffic noise on 101.
Assuming you have the double pane window, extra fiberglass (attenuator),
thick drapes. It is worth having a white noise generator simulating beach or water falls in the bed room.

Good luck,
sam
Http://samshueh.point2agent.com/
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July 23 2009
You can find out the train schedule from the station in Morgan Hill. Then I would suggest you go to the property during one of the scheduled trains.


Here is a link to the caltrain schedule: http://www.caltrain.com/timetable.html


The noise level is of course very dependent on how close the property is to the tracks and what is between you and the tracks.

Hope that helps,

R

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July 18 2009
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Yes, buying a house where there is no access to any kind of transportation is a problem, and yes, all means of transportation make some kind of noise, some more than others.  Electric light rail on welded tracks is not as bad as truck noise on freeways where there is a gradechange and trucks are constantly downshifting.  But the bells and horns at the street crossings & gates is unbarrable.

Radioshack sells a low-cost sound meter.  You can go and measure the noise level yourself during different times of the day and week.  Many newer homes along commuter rail lines are required to have extra sound insulation and double pane windows, but I would still prefer tripple pane windows.
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