Stopped Train Gets Moving

Over the past couple of weeks, neighbors have noticed more train delays but they have never seen a train parked here this long.

Tonight, Norfolk Southern Railroad tells us the wintry weather is to blame.

They say crews are already on overtime and they do not have anyone available to move this train.

Neighbors in the area say their patience is wearing thin.

From one evening...Into another day...Into a new night.....

A train has been parked on the tracks, blocking two crossings since around 6 p-m Sunday

Area resident Lloyd Taylor says, “You just can't find out, nobody will tell you what the story is.”

“I don't think it should be happening this long, it's been too long,” says another resident Donna Bella.

Those who live near the tracks say their detours are not only a nuisance, but a safety issue.

The blocked crossing is forcing the Warren Township fire department to take new routes to some of their calls.

Routes which can add 10 to 20 minutes to their usual response times.

While they would usually drive over to the other side, this time that can’t be done and the train remains parked, while the clock keeps ticking.

Frustration is growing among neighbors who live in the area.

They tell us they can see where they would like to go, it just takes them twice as long to get there.

“It's directly across the tracks and you got to go another 10 to 15 minutes out of your way pretty frustrating,” says Jason Krol.

Monday, buses to and from Warren Elementary, on Quince Road, had to be re-routed.

Neighbors hope a new day will take this train out of their landscape.


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