Crossing train tracks is almost always a dangerous proposition. Some crossings are known as more dangerous than others are. That seems to be the case with the Mountain View Drive crossing in Tennessee. That crossing was recently the scene of a fatal train accident when a train slammed into a car as it was crossing the tracks.
By now, almost everyone in the country has heard about the tragic accident that claimed the life of a woman who was working on the movie "Midnight Rider." Tennessee residents might like to know about the newest turn in this tragic tale.
Many Shelby residents know that while making a Hollywood film may seem glamorous, it is also hard work. But few may realize that it can also be dangerous. If mistakes are made in obtaining the necessary filming permits and clearances, a film crew can find themselves in an extremely risky situation.
It is easy to imagine the destruction a train accident can cause. Trains are huge machines that can reach high speeds. If one derails or crashes into another vehicle, the damage can be immense. This possibility was on the minds of many Carroll County residents recently after a frightening train crash.
Many people in Tennessee might never put a lot of thought in to the state of North Dakota. The northern state, however, is part of the heartland of this country, and it is currently an economic gem among the states. Why? Because of oil, of course.
Depending on where they live, many people have and utilize the option of traveling via train. For example, thousands of commuters in New York use the train to get to work on a regular basis. For others, the train is their work, and a dangerous place of work it can be.
With the relatively recent discovery of oil in North Dakota, more oil is finding its way to areas across the U.S. by rail more and more. What might be good for the economy and the oil industry, however, might prove to be not so good for soe train workers, not to mention the environment.