I was taking a shortcut back to the terminal after dropping a trailer out in Gilbert. I had just gotten my junk up to speed when I started hearing bells ringing. What the hell are all these bells?? Oh sheit--they probably go along with the flashing lights on that railroad crossing I am rapidly approaching!! So I get all over the brakes and manage to reel it in with plenty of time to spare. So I look around and see a west-bound freighter rolling up slow. The trains usually run fairly slow through this area as they cross several streets in a short distance. Seeing this I decide I'll be here for awhile so I pop the brakes, hit the flashers, dump the air out of the seat and settle in for a lengthy train watching session. I see the train coming to a stop about fifty feet from the crossing. I figured he must be going to back up onto a siding to hook some cars (not uncommon--alot of industry in the area), but no. Next thing I know, the train is stopped, the crossing gates go up, the lights stop flashing and the train sounds its horn a few times. I figure oooookay, and proceed to release the brakes, mash it into gear and head across the tracks. I pull the string on the horn a few times and wave as I clear the first set of tracks and before I clear the second set the crossing gates are coming down with lights-a-flashing and the train is proceeding. What the hell just happened?? I just got yielded to by a TRAIN!! I, nor any of the old-fockers back at the terminal, had ever heard of a train yielding to a vehicle (lots of other interesting train stories, but none relating to the yielding of a train to a vehicle). I thought it was just a little too odd not to share.