Sun, Sep 13, 2015, 9:42 am John Servais
I was going to cross the railway bridge over the Padden Creek Lagoon – but paused as I heard the dull, quiet rumble of a train engine from the direction of Poes Point – toward the west and Bellingham Bay.
I looked at the bridge and knew it was only a half minute walk across. But prudence took control and I decided to wait. Out of curiosity, I took out my iPhone, selected the stop watch – and started it. I wondered how long it would take the train to get to me and if my prudence was just excessive old-man-caution.
Two types of trains come through Bellingham – slow freights and Amtrak. If it was a freight, I could be there 10 minutes waiting for it. If it was an Amtrak passenger train, it would stop at the station about 300 yards away and I could safely cross the bridge. […]