As a toddler I had a significant interest in trains since my dad and granddad both worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad in Texas.
When my dad died in 1961, my mom moved us from Palestine, Texas, to Logan, Utah.
My interest in trains remained, though, so much so that whenever I ran away from home, which was often, I would walk the railroad tracks instead of the streets and highways.
Much more fun…………
I used to think that maybe I would become one of The Boxcar Children.
When I came here to San Diego, walking the railroad tracks was frowned upon.
In fact, in some areas they will give you trespassing tickets if you don’t cross the tracks at designated crosswalks.
Unfortunately, though, railroad tracks often separate the beaches from the cities, so one sometimes has to walk a mile or more to get to a designated crossing.
Thus, beachgoers, especially those with children or large surfboards, often park wherever there is parking (and there’s not much!) and walk across the tracks, which is what I did recently when I came across the most interesting NO TRESPASSING sign.
From what I have read, the theory behind that NO TRESPASSING sign is that people are looking down so as not to trip on rocks and train tracks, so that is the logical place to put such a sign. Makes sense to me………….
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