Climbing toward 5,000 posts like the Southwest Chief ascending Raton Pass. Cautiously, not nearly as fast as in the old days, and hoping to avoid premature reroutes. Posts: 4203 | From: Western North Carolina | Registered: Feb 2004
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It is surprising that there were no collisions in 8 years.
The news item brought back memories of my 5th grade class. We had student crosswalk patrols, complete with red cloth stop signs attached to a bamboo pole. The main student crosswalk ran parallel to the main street of town. But, at a right angle to that crosswalk was a crosswalk across main street. At that time, we had one of the few towns, left in the state, with a railroad track (for freight trains) running down the middle of main street. I always wanted to run the stop sign when a train was coming down the street. I don't know if the train would stop, but no train ever came down the track when I was on patrol.