Sunday, 21 April 2013
Stopped Dead In Our Tracks At Crescent Beach
My first train ride as a child was days long when I traveled with my family from Montreal to Alberta and later to BC. I wondered if the big passenger cars whisking me away, and filled with chattering strangers and dining room tables, were like rubber bands tied together. Maybe someday they would bounce me back to the people and places I was leaving further and further behind.
push to expand ports. Some are concerned as I am about the dust left behind by the open cars carrying coal and the potential for mishaps along heavily populated areas. These trains travel through small towns and tourist destinations like White Rock where some visitors have a romantic notion about trains and perhaps do not exercise proper caution to avoid accidents. Some people have gotten arrested for protesting the increase in coal trains.
Earth Day on April 22nd by scouring beaches and roads for litter, we can add freight train runs to the issues that need confronting.
Read my previous post about the expanding freight trains here.
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