Saturday, 16 February 2013
Wrong Side Of The Tracks At Crescent Beach
Not surprisingly when I arrived at the same crossing the next day another train was going by ... this time with tanks and boxcars. Chemicals with names like chlorine hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite and liquefied petroleum gas were being transported along with less hazardous sounding materials.
I noticed that traveling graffiti was also on board many containers. Drivers shut off their car engines and watched the chaotic art drift by.
The joy of having a camera handy is that there is never a dull moment because there is always something to photograph and to ponder.
Postscript, Feb. 16, 2013:
By the looks of the No Coal Exports sign (above) that I spotted since posting this article on Dec. 17, 2012, some Crescent Beach locals seem to be trying to prevent the development of a new coal terminal (mentioned earlier) that would increase the number of train runs clattering down the BNSF tracks.
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