Are there trains that do not make noise?



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    Not really. However, trains with electric engines are significantly quieter than diesel trains. These trains are often used in cities and in Europe.

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    Because trains are heavy, powerful, fast moving pieces of machinery, nothing can be done to make them economically nearly silent. Practically, diesel locomotives make considerable noise, even when they are just turned on, sitting idle. This kind of unavoidable noise reduces property values near regularly used tracks.

    Train noise is a sensitive subject, as passengers and non-passengers alike find it disruptive. Expensive new rail projects often make a point of advertising how low-noise they will be. (Promises that are often not met.)

    There are several kinds of noise to be considered, and as seen in the attached link, railroads do not always meet the legal limits.

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