Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 9, 2014

A Rare and Unusual Sight!

It would appear that this is getting to be a rare and unusual sight in Alberta (and Saskatchewan for that matter). Over the last few years there are less and less of these around.

What's so unusual about a train moving along the tracks? Well if it's a CN rail train, it is getting to be more likely it is lying on its side burning vigorously, expelling toxic smoke.



What's changed over the years to cause this phenomenon? Lack of track maintenance? Lack of inspection? Speed? Falling asleep, Worn equipment?

It seems that our Provincial and Federal Governments are very slow off the mark on getting to the root cause of this!

Several derailments were just outside communities where serious damage could have occurred. Sound familiar? Quebec?

4 comments:

Gail said...

I certainly understand. Years ago you would see a track car checking for rock slides and worn rails every day. Now no one knows even knows what a rail car was for.

Gail said...

Oh, if you're like it is here, budget cuts far outweigh body count.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

We have these problems here as well

Montanagirl said...

We must have 40 trains a day passing through our town!