One thing I miss about railways (both travelling on trains and living fairly close to a railway) is the 'roaring rail' noise which is a result of corrugation on the head of the rail, when the wheels pass over it at speed. It seemed to be fairly common place up until about 10-15 years ago, but I hardly ever hear it anywhere now, a shame because I didn't find it intrusive and it was a bit of a characteristic of railways in the 90s. Does anyone have any good examples of locations where this is still present? I don't mean squealing around tight curves or bouncing over jointed track, just the roaring rail noise. Also was this noise common in the 50s-60s when most of the stock was light coaches pulled by a loco on mainly jointed track?