If the TV show I was watching just now hadn't had a local news 'teaser' ad, I wouldn't even know that a train just derailed about 200 yards from where I sit. It blocked one of the two ways of getting out of my apartment complex, and is right in the back yard of some of the other residents.
It's cold out and past my bedtime, but maybe I should put on a coat or two and go watch the cranes put the cars back on the tracks. Local news reports that there was a derailment and ensuing fire just a year ago only half a mile in the other direction. Fortunately, the rail line is a spur that leads only to a power plant, so the only chemical substance likely to be leaked and scattered around the neighborhood is coal.Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 06, 2002 11:16 PM