How do I find out freight train schedules in Houston, TX?

We're looking at moving to a residential area that is not too far from a freight rail line. I'm concerned and was wondering whether the freight trains will pass through late at night. I'd like to find out more information what the schedule would be like during the day as well. What i'd like to know is whether they've rules such as not running the train between 8 pm to 6 am or the least, not blaring the horn between those hours.

Asked By: dan2fuzzywu - 10/9/2010
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Freight trains (US) don't have specific schedules. Believe it or not, it is much easier and more efficient to move trains this way. A train moving over several states or from one coast to another will pass through the territories (jurisdictions) of several Dispatchers. Dispatchers are centrally located and control all... More
Answered By: Derail - 10/9/2010
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24 hours a day . call local RR , ask .
Answered By: railroad dave - 10/9/2010
There is basically no such thing. They run as the railroad wants, based around the needs of their customers.
Answered By: James H - 10/9/2010
Freight trains in the United States rarely run on a scheduled time. They go whenever they are called out on the dispatcher. You can listen to when the dispatcher call them on a scanner with the radio frequency of that corporation. Railroad Dave you can not call the railroad corp and find out. You have to listen to the... More
Answered By: AJ Gonfiantini - 10/10/2010
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