Random Rail Shot
BNSF in my backyard –
To be honest, I am not a fan of living in a housing addition. I enjoy having space and I value my privacy even more. Still, an addition is where I find myself and our new-build home lies pretty close to a grade-crossing which sees a Norfolk Southern train about every hour during the week, that isn’t too shabby. Today is Sunday and my young son and I are suffering from the ravages of the common cold, due to the mild weather I thought a walk and some fresh air might help us both feel better. While out and about we heard the unmistakable horn of a diesel locomotive off in the distance, I pushed that stroller towards the tracks as fast as I could. In the corner of a double-lot sized area, which will eventually be a community pool and park, we discovered a bit of a hill which overlooks the NS line that runs past our neighborhood. We settled down and within a few minutes we were rewarded with a great view of a passing auto-rack train. What made this train even more interesting was its BNSF motive power, which isn’t uncommon on NS lines around here but is still makes a very nice contrast to the all black NS engines which head up most of the consists in our area.
So to recap, we got fresh air, made a new memory together, and discovered a great spot to watch trains which is comfortably close to home. All things considered… it was a pretty good day despite being a little under the weather.