Words to Live By

One segment of the Swamp Rabbit Trail crosses a track of  the CSX working rail yard near the Republic Locomotive Works north of the city of Greenville, and curves off to the left in the photo.   Although the tracks are not difficult to cross, the sign warns new cyclists that they can cause problems.   This poem, written by another trail user describes it best:

Lovin’ bicycling on the road for forty years,
but not without some tears.
Some flowed at a railroad track,
when I landed on my back.
When the railroad crosses a trail,
you better remember your tail.
If you should cross it wrong,
you’ll sing the sad song.
The angle you make,
is a piece of cake,
When you cross be particular,
that you make it perpendicular.

– Ed Sherman

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