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Monday, April 15, 2019

Derailed!

 It's no secret that I like trains.  When I learned there was a derailment just a few mines away from where I live, I had to take a look.
 I stayed away until well after the initial emergency had passed.  Only four cars jumped the tracks.  Sand and lumber.  Nothing hazardous.
 Watching the recovery crews work is a thing of beauty.  They maneuver massive cranes and heavy rail cars like they're toys.  It's the equivalent of threading a needle and they do it with such speed and ease.  I've seen it done before, and it never fails to fascinate.
And, a couple days after the accident, the area will look line nothing bad happened there.