I’ve always been fascinated with trains. I think it had something to do with the Boxcar Children books I read as a child. Fried Green Tomatoes had a cool scene of Ruth and Idgy throwing food off an open rail car to homeless people. I grew up 100 feet from a rail road track… it would shake the whole house every time it went by. You got used to it. I learned to count the number of engines to get an idea of how long the train would be. I miss waving at the man in the caboose.
For those living in or around the Houston area, you might be familiar with Railroad Crossing BBQ on Hempstead Road. It’s in an old rail car. Check it out! http://www.rrcbbq.com/