Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 01:34 pm: |
Do you or anybody know if the western most set of railroad lines are abandoned @ FM 720/ Main St.? They are the ones that are next to the white grain silos.
Perry Harts, Moderator
Post Number: 160
|Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 03:59 pm: |
The westernmost set of Railroad tracks are a spur line that belongs to BNSF. Although the spur line has only rarely had rail cars on it, BNSF has not abandoned the line and they still own the property along the tracks.
Elizabeth Metting, P.E.,
Assistant Director/City Engineer
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 06:27 pm: |
I know the railroad has a stop sign on the tracks near a building that is near the road crossing to stop any train from crossing the road, and just past the silos the tracks don't have a way to stop train cars from rolling off the tracks if they go beyond the silos. Do you know if they (BNSF) plan on adding a sign like "tracks not in use" or "tracks out of service" on the crossbucks sometime in the near or far future that shows that those tracks aren't being used at this time? I'm talking about the last part of the spur nearest the road crossing and not part of the spur nearest the main track.
Thank you for you taking the time to answer my questions.