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    Any of you have railroad tracks cut through your property?
    CSX railroad does on our site.
    About 4-6 trains a day.
    Some freight trains are over 100 cars in length

    We are only about a mile from where the Gillette Stadium is & home
    of the New England Patriots. On Game day there is a passenger
    train from downtown Boston that travels out to the stadium and the train cut through our site.
    After Sunday's loss to Denver there were some unhappy Pat's fans
    headed back to Boston on the choo-choo train.

    We had a homeless person about a year ago who tried do battle
    with a freight train. The freight train won. The local police said
    it was not a pretty sight after he got clipped by the train.
    Last edited by copelandamuffy; 09-25-2006, 07:15 PM.
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    Montreal's main marshalling yard is directly behind my 2 airport hotels. We are always a little on alert in case of a chemical spill.

    The sounds from the marshalling yard used to disturb the guests until an ashphalt recyclying plant opened up & built a mountain between the hotels & the tracks.
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    • #3
      Many many years ago, I worked a refinery site which had UP coming in and out 2x a day.. It was a PIA to keep records of exactly when the train entered the site as it was so loud from other steam pipes rattling, that I could never hear it coming.. I dreaded stuff like that!
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      • #4
        When I was a Port Security Officer we had Union Pacific and Olympia Tri-City Railroads in our port. There were no RailRoad Police officers for about 60 miles, so we used to just shoo off the trespassers.

        At my most recent site before BHR, there was a train that ran behind our property and would sometimes cut us off from our annex building. Fortunately there was a city code that said a train cannot block an intersection for more than 5 minutes.
        "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
        "The Curve" 1998

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        • #5
          Wow.. We need that law in our city.. danged train will take over a half hour, blockin goff the whole section.. Makes me very late some days! Arr
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          • #6
            Originally posted by BHR Lawson
            There were no RailRoad Police officers for about 60 miles, so we used to just shoo off the trespassers.
            It's a little off topic but I remember about a year ago reading about the CN Police union signing their contract with CN. I was shocked to read that this railway police force was down to something like 75 Officers for the whole of Canada. I used to listen to them in Montreal on my scanner & could hear that their patrol area covered hundreds of miles. For a lot of the calls they would tell the dispatcher to pass it to the local police
            I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
            Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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            • #7
              We have a CN railroad line which passes though our Steel Mill. In addition we have several plant owned and operated sections of track runing through out the plant since we move scrap steel and finished product around by rail. We even have 4 locomotives which are owned by the plant to do the shuttling of the rail cars. Nearly every night CN has a train stop at our plant to drop off empty rail cars and pick up cars loaded with billets, beams and other steel product. I usually try to plan my rounds so I don't get stuck behind the train when it's pass through or coming to pick up cars. If I don't I am often in for a long wait.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BHR Lawson
                When I was a Port Security Officer we had Union Pacific and Olympia Tri-City Railroads in our port. There were no RailRoad Police officers for about 60 miles, so we used to just shoo off the trespassers.

                At my most recent site before BHR, there was a train that ran behind our property and would sometimes cut us off from our annex building. Fortunately there was a city code that said a train cannot block an intersection for more than 5 minutes.
                When I lived in MI we had that too...I can remember times living down here in Panama City I wish they had that code!!

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                • #9
                  I do. It's a little awkward because the RR own x amount of property on either side of track. This means that they have jurisdiction in those areas, even though the tracks are within the perimeter fence. It's not unusual to see someone on site w/ no outward identification that they work for the RR. That leads to an inquiry, usually rebuffed in a gruff manner. Oh well, goes w/ the job I guess.
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