TA Gallup, New Mexico

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  1. OriginalBigfoot

    OriginalBigfoot Light Load Member

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    Running out of hours heading from Phoenix to Colorado so I figured I would pull into the TA in Gallup NM. Why not? It doesn't matter where I stop, I'm fully contained and just need a nap of 6 hours to reset...

    What I didn't know was, 50' from the back of my trailer are RR tracks! Better yet, a darn freight train comes through about every 30 minutes, and do you know where they blow the horn?? Yup, right behind the truck stop!!!

    This TA goes on the blacklist!! :)
     
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  3. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    i am deaf or a good sleeper or both
    maybe just being a reefer driver
    i sleep thru all that stuff
     
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  4. Chaps

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    So rail road companies have "no horn" restricted areas for residential but they will allow it behind a truck stop? Go figure
     
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  5. OriginalBigfoot

    OriginalBigfoot Light Load Member

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    There's a neighborhood 500 feet behind me...
     
  6. kw600

    kw600 Road Train Member

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    I've slept there plenty of times. It must of been just that night you were there, it usually only passes one time every time I've been there. And no horn.
     
  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Well, the RR tracks were there about 100 years before the truck stop. That is the BNSF Transcon Line, one of the busiest RR lines in the US. I have never seemed to have a problem sleeping there. Guess i just don't notice the horns.
     
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  8. Arkansas

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    Well I've stayed there before an I'm probably gonna get hammered for saying this but there's some weird folks in Gallup New Mexico. I felt like the hills had eyes. Lol
     
  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Neighborhoods pop up around train tracks...but they can get a 'no horn' variance...

    But what ever you do...don't use your jake brake in town...they are too loud....but that horn is so much quieter I guess.
     
  10. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    The Love's in Clovis, NM has a similar problem if you ever find yourself in that area. The tracks are across a 4 lane highway...but in town there is a big rail yard so the train traffic past the Love's is all night long, and there is a R/R crossing for a side road directly across the street from the truck stop.
     
  11. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    The answer is simple; park next to an old long nose Pete. You'll never hear the train horn...
     
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