One segment of the Swamp Rabbit Trail crosses a track of Â 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. Â Although the tracks are not difficult to cross, the sign warns new cyclists that they can cause problems. Â This poem, written by another trail user describes it best:
Lovinâ€™ 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,
youâ€™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