Ghost Train

The railroad crossing arms came down about 6:45 am.

I sat there waiting for the train.

And sat there. Cars started backing up from the other direction.

After sitting, waiting about 3 or 4 minutes for the train to go by, the arms started to rise.

The ghost train had gone by and we were free to continue on our way.

52 thoughts on “Ghost Train

    • It’s only dangerous if 1) if fails to work, which is rarely. 2) Someone drives around the barriers to cross the tracks and gets hit by a train. That happens more often than you would think. Thanks, picpholio.

  1. In 1966, on my Commando-Combo mate,
    I pulled up at the closed crossing gate,
    And boy, did I have a very long wait,
    Angst, because I going on a date,
    Queuing traffic built, I got into a state,
    Freed, I push it, arriving late,
    She didn’t wait,
    So I went to the Wimpey bar, and ate!

  2. I felt like I was sitting there with you…waiting…waiting. Looks like the ghost train gave you a fantastic photo op and cause for musings. Even these things of civilization can create a beauty all their own, capable of capture by photographers with a great eye. In cities with river-ways, the bridges open skyward and let phantom boats pass by. πŸ™‚

  3. Naturally…. we’re going to be ‘seeing’ more ghost trains, living in ghost towns! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4] πŸ˜‰
    Kudos on your patience and taking out the camera!

    • Thanks, Marina. “Ghost Towns” is a wonderful video. Ghost towns abound. There are lots of them in New Mexico. I knew a woman who grew up in Dawson, New Mexico that became a ghost town in 1950 when she was in her early teens. Dawson had the worst mining disaster in US history in 1913.

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