My One Pet Peeve

I love my town.  I really, really do.  I love everything about it with my whole heart.

Except for one thing.

I’m sure you know by now I live near the railroad tracks as I live right beside downtown.  In fact, from our master bathroom you can see the top of the trains as they go by (and you certainly can hear them!).

Anyway, every once in a while a train will break down on the tracks.  And when this happens you can’t cross the tracks at any point for a few miles–yep, trains are that long.

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Today one stopped, I assume it broke down, and we couldn’t cross the tracks for over an hour.  AN HOUR.  (Of course, we could just go down the road for a couple of miles and cross there, but I’m too lazy)

And for an hour I heard the railroad crossing ding ding ding from my front yard as I worked.  I thought I would go insane.

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The RR crossing at the end of our street.  All blocked.

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2 Responses to My One Pet Peeve

  1. jenni May 3, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Our Former old house, was on a dead end dirt road that the train track crossed. When the train stopped, you were stuck, period. They replaced the track with out telling us one day and when we got up and ready to go to work. There was no crossing the track.
    There is a train track about 300 yards from our back door now. You can only see the trains in the winter. It is louder than the other location, but it doesn’t vibrate as bad.

  2. Rachel May 5, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    Wow! That really sucks! I can’t imagine being stuck even though you could go farther down, but still that is ridiculous. You think that they would try to move it more quickly!

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