They say that when you find a town that has level crossings, you know it’s been left behind.
These street level RR crossings are notorious for accidents. Trains never stop for them. Railroad companies have decided an area does not have enough promise to build an overpass.
Level crossings tie up commerce, relegating residents to wait for trains to pass before moving around. Where once a hub of business existed, level crossings can backwater a place.
Still these towns hold on, trying to race the train, to survive. All against the rumble of trains passing through…