Stuck on South St. waiting for the @#@&! train!


Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke of the Czech Republic. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Matt Grigsby says:

    I don't know why these dinosaurs of the industrial revolution can't do all of their stopping and backing up in the middle of the night. I've lost untold blocks of time waiting for trains to finally get rolling.

  2. Avatar `AJacoby says:

    ATTITUDE, MAN, ATTITUDE . . . . . I'm always excited when I see a train working in front of me. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that it always brings back good memories of my childhood and my father. Ahhh, me!! Maybe it just had to do with the respect one dinosaur for another.

    • Avatar Daryl Harris says:

      Short tempered by a train crossing in Redding? That is like being short tempered because you cannot swim in the Sacramento River because of the water temperature. Patience needs to come when living in a town with a river and a railroad. I enjoy long stops on the River Trail and on Butte St. I realize I am home.

  3. Avatar CoachBob says:

    Adrienne, dinosaurs are extinct! And you will be, too, if you're stuck at a railroad crossing in this heat with no A/C (like my car).