Monday, January 26, 2009

My Town Monday- The Train

We live on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. When you first come to my town, the train seem picturesque. But, get caught by it twice, and you'll probably be over that. My town has at least three trains go through it each day. And, because it is going straight through town, it has to slow down to do so. It usually takes anywhere from 5 minutes to 10 minutes to go through town. And, if you stay on the main road, the cars can line up 20 deep. After the train goes by, you have to wait your turn through two four way stops. I have, for the most part, avoided the train in recent months because I can go down the road that runs parallel to the track to get where I want to go. However, if I want to get on the highway in town, or if I want to go to the 'commercial' district of my town, I have to go over the railroad tracks. The pictures were taken Wednesday, as I was waiting to get past the train to go to a doctors appointment. I love my town, and I'm sure the train is a great thing for tourists. But, I could seriously do without it. There is a tiny Irish pub that the boys and I frequent. Whenever we're sitting in it and the train goes by, the boys always comment something to this effect, "I'm glad we're not trying to go somewhere!"


  1. Now that I live in town I can hear the train whistles at night. Kinda weird for me.

  2. Oh, I could see how that could on your nerves, having to wait for the train to pass by. I guess I'd always have a book with me!

  3. I once had a train run 200 feet behind my house. It only came by once a day, but at two in the morning with its whistle blowing.

  4. This seems like a popular planning problem for Kentucky. Junosmom has the exact same problem. Still, it forces people to slow down their pace a bit, and that cannot be too bad, can it?


  5. Ah, Chris, it is because Kristina lives but a mile from me that we have the same problemo!

  6. I can so relate to waiting for trains. They built a bridge for the train to go over a main road in the town next to us a few years ago. I still feel like I'm cheating somehow when I go down the road and the train is overhead. We are supposed to get a bridge in our town as well, but the economy seems to have postponed that.

    I like the idea of being in the Irish Pub watching it go by instead of waiting as well!

  7. Travis- I can hear the train on a very quiet night, so not often. Thankfully.

    Barrie, fortunately, I always have my kids with me. So, no boredom is allowed to exist. ;)

    pattinase-I can only imagine. I am thankful every day that I live far on the wrong side of the tracks.

    Junosmom- I was going to say that!

    Mary-good luck on the bridge. Maybe it will get built. You never know.


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