just another day in paradise

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This happened last week, two minutes before Tony and the CCC crew were about to cross the tracks.

After almost a year here, it’s funny the things that no longer shock us. This would be one of those things.

The conductor was drunk. The truck was pushed 150 meters (or more, who knows) down the track. Fortunately no one was hurt.

Train tracks here don’t have railroad crossing signals, flashing lights, dinging bells, or gates that come down as a train is approaching. You have too look up and down the track yourself, crossing at your own risk. Sometimes we’ve seen a train’s headlight in the distance, and even heard a whistle – but you can’t count on that.

Case in point.

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