THREE weeks ago, a dump truck reversed into one of Trinidad's most treasured pieces of railway history at Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine, and tore the device from its 104-year-old foundation.
There was no one in authority to intervene or penalise those involved, and none outside of the village even knew it had happened.
It was left up to residents to collect the broken pieces and set about the task of repairing the damage as best they could. The village has been doing this for decades.
But now they need help because what exists at Stanleyville is close to being lost forever.