Part two....part one was ages ago!(in Bangkok that was)
No trains in my small town but I do hear them occasionally headed up the Sierra Nevada range.
I wouldn't put trains there, they don't have very good brakes.
But, but... I thought train tracks were supposed to run across streets, not along the middle!
Reminds me of the old Red Car Line we had many years ago in Los Angeles. (Not a train, but tracks running through the streets.)
They seemed to like red trolleys in those days... this one ran in Yonkers, NY.