Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I hear that train a comin'



This railroad crossing is very close to my house, in fact those woods on the right side of the tracks are right behind my neighborhood. When my family first moved in years ago, every time a train would go by, it sounded like it was about to run right through the house. Now I'm used to it I guess, because the only time I notice it is at night when the conductor blows the horn as the train approaches this railroad crossing. I kind of like hearing that sound now and whenever my grandkids are visiting, they like to see who can be the first one to yell "train!".

Linking to signs, signs.

19 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

I am a real fan of trains no matter where and love hearing them. Wonderful images.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas perspectivas.
Um abra├žo e boa Quarta-Feira.

Revrunner said...

Great idea to tilt the perspective in that second shot.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


Now I've got that song stuck in my head!

Janis
GDP

biebkriebels said...

Yes that is strange, you can get used to the sound of a train or a tram. In Amsterdam I used to live at a very busy street with a crossing of various trams going around a corner that made an awfull noise. But when I left the city and moved to a subburb I couldn't sleep at first because of the silence!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the second shot of the tracks. I can hear the train which is off in the closest town to us. Have a great day!

Jacob said...

These are super photos, Lois, and capture well my love for trains...what a shame that we as a country allowed the automotive and truck industry to influence the government to build freeways instead of expanding our rail system!

Sandra said...

I LOVE THAT FIRST PHOTO...the perspective makes it special and i am a train lover.. we hear the train wail every morning about 5 am and love it.

Sharon Anck said...

Where I used to live, I was about a mile and half from a railroad track and I enjoyed hearing the whistle blow in the evening when it was quiet outside. I think I kind of miss hearing that sound from time to time.

William Kendall said...

My aunt and uncle lived for years in a place with a railroad track beyond the fence behind their property, and that track is still used regularly.

cieldequimper said...

Sweet story and two very cool pics!

Halcyon said...

It's amazing the things we can get used to. I bet it's a lot of fun for your grands to see and hear the train though.

RedPat said...

There is a track right across from us and I hardly ever hear the noise anymore! Funny how that happens.

Jim said...

Great shot of it.

Andy said...

Nice photos. I also live close to tracks and like you said one soon gets used to the noise and never notice it... trains do remind me of Johnny Cash.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There has been some controversy in our home town about train whistles ( our Oregon home)... Some want them not to blow at night. People seem to either love em or hate em.

Tom said...

you get use to things!

Abraham Lincoln said...

We lived 20 - 30 feet from the railroad track where we lived before we moved here to Brookville. Here, for years, before we had central air, we could hear the semi trucks going along Interstate 70. That sound is creepy.

Beth Niquette said...

There is a railroad crossing two blocks down from my place. One of the reasons Alan and I knew this was the house for us, was when we saw those tracks. He loved railroads. Every morning he would hear the train coming and dash out of the house to watch it. :D I have such lovely memories...and sometimes there are tears when I hear it come through town early every morning. Have a lovely weekend, my Friend!