|Albert Spencer posted|
LS&MS Railroad crossing in Osseo, Mich about 1904
Albert Spencer Osseo was on the Old Road. Toledo to Elkhart. NYC/LS&MSRR
Harold Fannin That crossing has a bell on it,are you sure of the date of the photo?
Albert Spencer About 1904. could be a little before or after.
Harold Fannin I didn't know that crossing bells went back that far.
Of course, a horse & buggy went a lot slower than today's cars and trucks giving people more time to look for trains and react in time as they approached the tracks.
I'll bet horse sense was smarter than some people's "common sense." I just read that railroads have reduced fatalities due to derailments, crew mistakes, wheelset failure, etc. so that now the largest category of fatalities is people trespassing on the tracks: in vehicles, deliberate suicide, taking engagement or modelling photos, using a shortcut, etc.