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Noisier trains?

On 16 Feb 2013 at 3:26pm Disturbed of Malling wrote:
Is it me, or are trains making more noise than they used to as they pass Landport and the Pells on their way into Lewes station?
On 16 Feb 2013 at 6:44pm Bongo wrote:
I've noticed. Sounds like an airplane going for takeoff.
On 16 Feb 2013 at 8:05pm Petitepois wrote:
It is probably due to the wind direction, it affects how loud the trains are across Landport, that is what we have deduced anyway
On 16 Feb 2013 at 9:08pm Disturbed of Malling wrote:
Bongo, that's exactly right. So it's not just me.
Anyone else out there noticed?
On 16 Feb 2013 at 9:09pm Local wrote:
There have been some exceptionally noisy, very slow-moving trains going through at about 2-2.30am recently. Not sure if they're more of those secret / non-existent nuclear ones, but they're not normal...
On 16 Feb 2013 at 9:51pm Fairmeadow wrote:
More likely de-icing trains on frosty nights.
On 16 Feb 2013 at 10:20pm Thomas wrote:
Well I'm chuffed ,
On 17 Feb 2013 at 12:58am Local wrote:
Not just on frosty nights, but you might be right. Anyone else know for sure?
On 17 Feb 2013 at 5:25pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Could be rubbish trains going to the incinerator at Newhaven. They have been constructing a siding there recently.
On 18 Feb 2013 at 12:02pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I think most of the trains are pretty rubbish these days, not just the ones going to Newhaven.
On 19 Feb 2013 at 12:56pm BIS wrote:
The de-icing trains are pulled by diesel locos. This season they used locos with bigger more modern engines (relatively). This could explain the difference you have heard from previous years.
The nuclear flasks are pulled by smaller engined locos, a much higher pitched sound, not like an aeroplane.
Sorry, I'll shut up now and concentrate on getting my anorak off(!)
On 19 Feb 2013 at 3:32pm Regular Train User wrote:
It might be because they've replaced all the newer trains with the much older and louder ones, so they can maximize profit without spending anything out. Its about time somebody complained to Norman Baker to sort this stuff out. Its unacceptable that for the next 6 years the train companies intent to rise fairs 6% above inflation and offer louder, more congested trains.
On 25 Feb 2013 at 12:41pm stevet wrote:
There's no trains taking rubbish to the incinerator, but once a week there's a train taking ash from there to west London for recycling

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