There is something mesmerizing about this video. At first it looks staged — like a ‘test dummy’ setup, a truck parked in the path of a train. But, it appears that it was real. You can hear the train coming — whistles blaring. But you don’t hear any brakes. It seems to be going at its normal speed. Says one person was injured — aboard the train. Assume it was the engineer. Shame. Wonder if he ducked. Crazy. This one doesn’t make sense. You would think that somebody would have tried to ‘wave’ the train down. Get it to slow down. That you don’t hear any brakes is scary. But, I think I have heard something about that. They don’t like to slam on the brakes because that could cause derailment. I need to talk to somebody about this.
Yes, my beloved ‘Acadia National Park‘ is related to the Acadians but semi-indirectly. The actual ‘Acadia‘, as can be seen from the above map, was further north, in Canada. But, the notion of calling that whole NE area ‘Acadia’ persisted.
Canada has a ‘National Acadian Day’. The Day After Thanksgiving holiday is restricted to Louisiana.