Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and fifty of that project.

This quilt block shows a railroad crossing signal and building against a light blue salmon-patterned background. The building next to the signal is tall and orange with a small red door. The signal itself is bright yellow with a large red two-holed button at the end of it indicating the light at the signal.


The train signal lets everyone know when to STOP!

Even our little train would cause a bad accident if a car didn’t stop. A car never wins in a collision with a train.

There are more than 5800 accidents every year in the U.S involving a train and a vehicle. This results in 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries.

Surprisingly, a fairly high number of them involve a car hitting a train.

Those usually occur at night where a crossing isn’t marked well or is not lit.

The rest, of course, are when a train hits a car on the tracks.

So… be careful, trains are big and heavy.