LaGrange, Kentucky: Share the Street with a Train

The ultimate in train-spotting convenience -- freight trains that rumble right down the middle of Main Street.
S. 1st Ave., LaGrange, KY
I-71 exit 22, then north into town. The busy railroad track runs down the center of Main St., which is one block south of Hwy 146, for a couple of blocks in the center of town.
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Train on Main St.

Train on Main Street

Train traffic goes right down the middle of main street in downtown LaGrange. You can sit in your car and almost reach out and touch the train as it goes by up to 20 times a day.

[C. Stumpf, 01/31/2013]

Most towns split by a rail line have a median and strip of land separating rail and road, so this does seem a bit unique. If you value your hands, keep them inside your car. Oct. 2013: Photo added.

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