Never Again

Occasionally, the freight train will slowly pass when I'm at the Club.  I honestly think that in two years, I have seen it twice...once from afar and once a little too close for comfort.  

One year, while conducting our Eagle Survey, our team was literally walking on the tracks because it was an easier trek than trudging through the thick briars along the river's edge.  Then we heard it...clanking along from the South.  Naturally, the spot where we saw it approaching was narrow with a steep incline on one side and the cold, icy Winter river on the other.  On the count of three, we all stepped off and away from the tracks as far as possible and literally laid our bodies against the cold, frozen ground on the steep bank, keeping all our limbs tucked beneath our bodies.  The ground shook, the noise was incredibly loud and it seemed to take forever to pass.  I hope I never have to do that again!

seeing, saying, sharing...

Never Again

Comments

Sandra said…
i would be saying the saem thing. made me think of every time I take bob shopping with me I promise myself NEVER AGAIN
Inger said…
I've read that sometimes people misjudge the distance and how fast a train can approach, so better safe than sorry.

And Sandra's comment above, made me giggle.
Ginny Hartzler said…
YIKES, this was so SCARY!!!
Ann Thompson said…
Wow that would have been scary
betty-NZ said…
My goodness, that was a close call for you all! I can't imagine how that felt, but I'm glad you all are OK!

Thank you for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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