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-three of that project.
Here is a road crossing for the train tracks.
There are oversized lights on the signal post, Julie ordered them special. She thinks they are prettier this way.
When you have to stop for the train to go down the track it’s never for very long and you have a chance to wave at everyone on the train.
It’s not like the long coal trains that seem to go on forever. We had to stop for a coal train in Wyoming once and it was so long we got out, stretched our legs and had a snack and we still watched the train for a long time.
I watched the coal cars and thought of stories I’d read about people who had gotten in the car to hide or sleep and didn’t get out before the coal went in.
Speculation has been that some of those people didn’t get in there on of their own.
It’s hard to know what happened after 100 tons of coal is dumped on them.