Originally Posted by Mr_D
Being a retired Transportation Engineer I can agree with this. We had a crossing over I-5 just after a bridge overy the Columbia River in WA. The railroad would agree to raising the bridge IF the state paid ALL costs including extra fuel costs for evey train that crossed it forever. We ended up lowering the grade and putting in pumping station for the drain water. You don't want to mess with the railroad grades or crossings.
I never understood the logic of those who will not admit the railroads were there FIRST. Then they build a house or road nearby and want the RR to move the tracks/bridge, underpass, erect a wall to quiet the noise, etc.
A couple decades ago, a nearby city asked the RR to build a new set of tracks AROUND the city to ease congestion.
That flew like a lead airplane.
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