The VIA passenger trains are on a regular schedule. Most of the freights are 'sure things' at certain times also. I have never really counted how many freights 'matter of factly' but depending on the day it could be busy or as dead as they (CN) wants. It's a double main with the infamous Paris Junction and crossing to the West of my home with a nice long main/a couple crossings and storage tracks. To the left (easterly) is the Paris high level rail bridge. Here's a pic of that looking North. When a westbound freight hits that (going right to left) about 1130 at night on a summers night when the windows are open - it's an awsome sound. You know the train will be at the house in about 20 seconds.