This is the Bald Knob, Arkansas, White County, train depot taken a long time ago. Bald Knob, in the last few years, obtained a grant and they used it to restore the old depot. It is used as a museum for train items and it may still be used as a depot too because trains come through Bald Knob all the time.
But back to my question. You and I have always heard about "the wrong side of the tracks." She or he lives on the wrong side of the tracks.....and sometimes that was a snub. At least I always thought it was a snub.
Lately, I've learned that it was and is a real problem. In Bald Knob if you live on the wrong side of the tracks and the train is sitting on the tracks, you can't get across. You will be late for your job, your date, your hair appointment, or your dinner if it is on the other side. You might sit in your car for a long long time.
A person who knows Bald Knob well told me that in the past a mayor of the city lived on the wrong side, had a heart attack, got to the tracks and there was a train. By the time they had to wait 30 minutes to get across, he died. Whether this is a Bald Knob urban myth, I don't know but it certainly put literal meaning to "wrong side of the tracks."