Stay Off the Tracks
I was not pleased with Glenn Sides’ photo “Balancing Act” on the front page of Friday’s Pilot (Feb. 15).
In the first place, Ms. Mix was trespassing on private (railroad) property. If a railroad police officer had seen her, he could have reprimanded her or fined her.
Secondly, people should not be encouraged to play or walk on railroad tracks or property. The potential for a serious accident and/or death is very great. Every year hundreds of trespassers are injured or killed by trains in this country.
Thirdly, if it is absolutely necessary to cross the tracks, they should be stepped over, not onto. They are slippery. Ms. Mix could have taken a bad fall.
James H. Stevenson
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