Greenville Train Chasers

By: Natalie Kaplan Email
By: Natalie Kaplan Email

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844, photo courtesy Union Pacific.

A traffic headache for many Greenville drivers is about to get some relief. That's because trains won't be stopping at the city's railroad switching yard for much longer.

It's a stop that causes major traffic back-ups on busy streets like Arlington Boulevard.

But for one 3 year old boy and his grandfather the change is a nightmare.

Several times a week Bob Clyde and Tyler jump in their pick-up truck and chase trains.

It's an activity they love doing together.

Most driver's cringe when they get stuck at a rail-road crossing, but not Tyler and Bob..sometimes they sing songs, or even jump out and play the harmonica.

In the past trains have had to stop at the switching yard to detach cars, but a connector track is being built so trains can switch directions more easily.

That's supposed to cut way down on traffic delays but at the same time will also cut down on this duo's fun.

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