I climbed the spiral, steel stairway to the roof yesterday to take this train photo for you. You can see it there past the buildings and well this side of the mountain.
Those are double-decker freight cars.
All things considered and measured, it’s about two blocks from our bedroom. The train itself can pass pretty quietly.
The engineers’ fondness for the horn, however, is another matter. Some of the fellows announce their arrival with far more gusto than others.
But you get used to it, and it becomes a sweet sound of travel and adventure.