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Yesterday I watched a train roll through followed minutes after by a 'service' pick-up on the tracks I couldn't be sure if the truck was on the same tracks as what the train had just passed on. I noticed the pick up stop and driver get out and walk around a bit...then leave. When I had the time I drove along a roadway to view the rails and didn't see anything at first...then saw a deer along the edge. I have the height advantage in the loader I operate at work and could see from this vantage point.No, I did not drive the loader along RR right of way. There is a deep ditch that separates me from the RR. This is a first for me after several years working outside to see a deer hit and killed. For the engineers this a frequent happening? Hitting deer on the tracks? It seems odd the deer wouldn't bound the other direction with a train so close. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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