Railway track
Railways
Railway track

Don't put pennies on a railway track.

Did you ever do that thing as a kid, where you put pennies on a railway track for the train to flatten? Yeah, so dumb. Do kids still do that? How do we tell them to stop?
I'm not sure if an adult told me how bad of an idea it was to put pennies on a railway track, if I just figured it out myself, or maybe an older kid was like, "Um, no, that's dangerous"; but it's a bad idea. It's such a dangerous thing to do. A) because a kid is putting things on the tracks and what if they don't hear a train?
And B) because that can cause serious train derailment. It might seem innocuous, it's just a simple penny, but trains derail all the time and who would want culpability like that?
There was this section of train tracks in the county park of my city. It was right next to the lake. It didn't house an actual train, but instead, the little park train.
My brother and I, and whatever friends were with us, would take turns laying on the tracks and someone would play the hero & someone would play the villan. The hero would save the "damsel in distress" but we had to call the game off whenever the train would come rolling along. Even though it's a tiny train, it was still stupid.
I'm not sure where my parents were now that I'm thinking of it. We had so much more freedom to roam and play when I was growing up! We had a blast, but we were stupid.
Train tracks
Train tracks
Pennies
Pennies
“...it's just a simple penny, but trains derail all the time”
Gorgeous shot
Gorgeous shot
Pennies on the railway
Pennies on the railway
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