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    Longmeadow closer to safety solution for Birnie Road railroad crossing
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    Longmeadow closer to safety solution for Birnie Road railroad crossing

    August 22, 2019


    INTEREST AND PENALTIES. JULIANA: THE TOWN OF LONGMEADOW IS MOVING CLOSER TO A SAFETY SOLUTION FOR THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. AN AMTRACK PLOW TRAIN HIT AND KILLED LONGMEADOW DPW WORKER WARREN COWLES WHILE HIS TRUCK WAS AT THE CROSSING IN MARCH. TOWN MANAGER STEPHEN CRANE SAID LONGMEADOW IS WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION AND MASS D-O-T TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON THE TRACKS. HE SAID THEY ARE CLOSE TO RELEASING A TIMELINE TO HAVE A SAFETY SYSTEM IN PLACE. RESIDENTS HOPE THE TOWN CAN FIND A SOLUTION BY THIS SUMMER. JIM SLADE: “IT’LL BE GREATER EXPOSURE NOW WITH PEOPLE BEING OUT, DOING MORE ACTIVITIES RATHER THAN IN THE WINTER MONTHS WHEN I THINK WE’RE ALL A LITTLE MORE CLOSE TO HOME. I TAKE MY DOG DOWN THERE TO PLAY SOMETIMES, BUT I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW DANGEROUS IT WAS.” JULIANA: THE CROSSING HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE THE ACCIDENT. A T-SHIRT MEMORIALIZING WARREN COWLES IS BEING SOLD ONLINE. ORGANIZERS ARE HOPING TO RAISE MONEY TO ASSIST IN THE

    Concerns being raised over railroad crossing safety after deadly train crash in Virginia
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    Concerns being raised over railroad crossing safety after deadly train crash in Virginia

    August 21, 2019


    FRIDAY WITH A COATING-2″ ASHLEY: ONE PERSON WAS KILLED WHEN AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT A TRUCK AT A RAILROAD CROSSING IN VIRGINIA WEDNESDAY. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY BUREAU WITH WAYS TO STAY SAFE AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: AMTRAK SAYS THESE RAIL CROSSING ACCIDENTS ARE HAPPENING TO OFTEN, AND THEY’RE WORKING TO REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF THESE ACCIDENTS. EVERY 3 HOURS, A VEHICLE IS HIT BY A TRAIN. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED IN CROZET VIRGINIA WEDNESDAY WHEN AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT A GARBAGE TRUCK AT A CROSSING, KILLING ONE PERSON. THE TRAIN WAS CARRYING HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS ON THEIR WAY TO WEST VIRGINIA. PAUL VIVIER: GREENFIELD EVERYBODY IS IN A BIG HURRY TODAY ANYWAYS AND THE GUY WAS PROBABLY ON HIS CELL PHONE WHO THE HECK KNOWS. THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN SEEING A LOT LATELY. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: WORKING FOR YOU THIS IS THE RAILROAD CROSSING ON ELM STREET IN DEERFIELD. THE STATE UPGRADED THE TECHNOLOGY THAT ACTIVITES THE GATES AND LIGHTS THAT LET YOU KNOW WHEN A TRAIN IS PASSING THROUGH, A COUPLE YEARS AGO. THEY DID THIS HERE AND AT THE RAILRAOD CROSSING IN WHATELY. AMTRAK’S VERMONTER RUNS THROUGH THE DEERFIELD AND WHATELY RAILROAD CROSSINGS TWICE EVERY AFTERNOON. THERE HAVE BEEN NO ACCIDENTS AT THESE CROSSINGS RECENTLY, BUT THERE WERE SOME CLOSE CALLS WITH FREIGHT TRAINS IN THE PAST. KEITH BARDWELL: SUPERINTENDENT, WHATELY HIGHWAY DEPT IT WAS GOING SO SLOW THEY WOULD CUT THROUGH THERE. IT WAS FREQUENT, IT HAPPENED ALL THE TIME. BUT NOT REALLY ANYMORE SINCE THEY IMPLEMENTED THE NEW CROSSING. AMTRAK IS REMINDING DRIVERS TO NEVER DRIVE AROUND LOWERED GATES AT A CROSSING. IT’S BOTH DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL. IF YOUR CAR STALLS ON THE TRACKS, GET OUT, AND GET AWAY FROM IT, AND FIND THE BLUE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, AND CALL FOR HELP. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: AMTRAK IS WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE THE DEADLY TRAIN CRASH IN VIRGINIA. REPORTING FROM THE FC BUREAU, IN GREENFIELD, MIKE MASCIADRELLI,

    Another truck stuck at Holyoke railroad underpass
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    Another truck stuck at Holyoke railroad underpass

    August 20, 2019


    P.M. MATT: A LOW RAILROAD BRIDGE IN HOLYOKE CONTINUED TO LIVE UP TO ITS REPUTATION TODAY AS A PROBLEM AREA FOR TRUCKS. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PHOTO SENT TO 22NEWS.. A BOX TRUCK BECAME STUCK UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE AT CANAL AND LYMAN STREETS IN THE FLATS OF HOLYOKE THIS AFTERNOON. THE RAILROAD BRIDGE, WHICH HAS A CLEARANCE OF ONLY 11 FEET 6 INCHES, HAS BEEN A COMMON SITE FOR ACCIDENTS

    Warning signs ignored for decades at Longmeadow railroad crossing
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    Warning signs ignored for decades at Longmeadow railroad crossing

    August 19, 2019


    AND I’M JULIANA MAZZA JULIANA: WHEN A LONGMEADOW DPW WORKER WAS KILLED ON THE BIRNIE ROAD TRAIN TRACKS, TUESDAY. IT EXPOSED A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN IGNORED FOR DECADES. BARRY: 22NEWS I-TEAM REPORTER RYAN WALSH DUG DEEPER INTO THE HISTORY OF THIS DANGEROUS RAILROAD CROSSING. RYAN WALSH: WARREN COWLES WAS KILLED TUESDAY DOING WHAT HE DID FOR 30 YEARS, WORKING FOR THE TOWN’S DPW. A TRAIN COLLIDED WITH COWLES DPW TRUCK, KILLING HIM INSTANTLY. THE RAILROAD CROSSING DOES NOT HAVE ANY WARNING LIGHTS OR CROSSING STICKS. TAKE NATS TRAIN HORN 4 SECONDS YOU HAVE LESS THAN 5 SECONDS TO REACT TO A TRAIN COMING AT YOU AT 60MPH AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING IN LONGMEADOW. ONLY A STOP SIGN WARNS YOU TO WATCH OUT. FIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AT THIS CROSSING SINCE 1975. HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF A DEADLY 1981 ACCIDENT THAT KILLED PEGGY EYER AND DEBORAH FRANK THIS IS WHAT A DRIVER WOULD SEE PULLING UP TO THESE TRACKS. AMTRAK OWNS THE TRACKS. THE ROAD IS PART OF LONGMEADOW CONSERVATION LAND, BUT THE PUBLIC CAN DRIVE ON IT. UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON, WHEN THE TOWN CLOSED THE CROSSING TO TRAFFIC. RYAN WALSH: SO WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING UP WARNING DEVICES. AMTRAK SAYS IT’S THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILIIES RESPONSIBILITY. THE DPU TOLD 22NEWS THAT THEY HAVE A ROLE, BUT ULTIMATELY IT IS A DECISION BETWEEN THE TOWN AND AMTRAK IN THIS CASE. THE INITIAL COST IS

    New trains unveiled for Boston T
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    New trains unveiled for Boston T

    August 18, 2019


    YEARS. CIARA: THE FIRST OF A NEW FLEET OF ORANGE LINE TRAINS DEBUTED TODAY ON THE MBTA IN BOSTON. 22NEWS REPORTER TAYLOR KNIGHT WAS THERE AS THE FIRST TRAIN ROLLED AWAY, AND EXPLAINS THE CONNECTION IT HAS TO SPRINGFIELD. OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW. BAKER ” IT’S ABOUT TIME.” A NEW, SIX CAR TRAIN HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY’S ORANGE LINE. THESE TRAINS … WERE MADE BY CRRC IN SPRINGFIELD. POLLACK IT’S REALLY A WIN WIN FOR THE COMMONWEALTH THAT THE FOLKS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ARE BENEFITTING FROM GREAT JOBS ASSEMBLING BOTH OUR 152 NEW ORANGE AND 252 NEW RED LINE CARS. WHEN A NEW TRAIN GETS PUT INTO SERVICE, THE OLDEST ONE COMES OFF THE TRACKS. TAYLOR: THESE NEW ORANGE LINE CARS HAVE WIDER DOORS, MORE HANDRAILS AND MORE SAFETY FEATURES. ONE RIDER TOLD 22NEWS, HIS BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT THE ORANGE LINE NOW… MICHAEL PERRYMAN, ALSTON ” DURING THE RUSH HOUR THEY SHOULD PROB HAVE MORE TRAINS THAT RUN BACK TO BACK SO PEOPLE WOULDN’T BE SO CROWDED ON THE TRAINS.” BUT ONCE ALL 152 NEW ORANGE LINE TRAINS ARE IN SERVICE BY 2022, TRAINS WILL COME MORE OFTEN AND RIDER CAPACITY WILL GO UP 40%. BAKER ” THE FACT THAT WE WILL HAVE 85K NEW SEATS WHEN ALL OF THESE TRAINS ARE IN ON THE RED LINE AND ORANGE LINE, THAT’S GOING TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON RUSH.” POLLACK ” IN THE SHORT TERM WHAT OUR RIDERS WILL SEE IS MORE RELIABLE SERVICE.” THE NEXT TRAIN MADE BY CCRC WILL GO INTO SERVICE ON THE ORANGE LINE AT SOME

    Safety improvements to be made at Longmeadow railroad crossing where 5 have died
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    Safety improvements to be made at Longmeadow railroad crossing where 5 have died

    August 18, 2019


    RICH: NEW GATES AND WARNING LIGHTS WILL BE INSTALLED AT A RAILROAD CROSSING IN LONGMEADOW, WHERE A DPW WORKER WAS KILLED LAST YEAR. MASSDOT HAS COMMITTED $700- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP AMTRAK MAKE SAFETY UPGRADES AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. LONGMEADOW DPW WORKER WARREN COWLES WAS KILLED IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR WHEN AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT HIS PLOW TRUCK. FIVE PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN SEVEN COLLISIONS INVOLVING TRAINS AT THE BIRNIE ROAD CROSSING SINCE 1975.

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    You should never drive across a railroad track when gates are lowered

    August 15, 2019


    CIARA: THE RAILROAD CROSSING GATES ON FRONT STREET IN WEST SPRINGFIELD WERE LOWERED THIS WEEKEND, DESPITE THERE BEING NO TRAIN COMING THROUGH AT THE TIME. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI FOUND OUT WHY ITS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE AROUND THOSE GATES. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: DRIVING OVER THE TRACKS WHEN THE GATES ARE DOWN, WHETHER A TRAIN IS COMING OR NOT, IS DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL. A 22NEWS VIEWER SENT US THIS VIDEO OF CARS DRIVING AROUND THE LOWERED RAILROAD CROSSING GATES ON SATURDAY THE GATES HAD BEEN REPAIRED BY EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. CSX DIDN’T SAY WHAT CAUSED THE GATES TO GO DOWN SATURDAY, BUT THEY SAID THE OPERATION OF THE CROSSING COULD BE AFFECTED BY EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW. THEY ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO REPORT ANY RAILROAD CROSSING ISSUES IMMEDIATELY. NICK DUGAN: WEST HARTFORD, CT FIRST I’D WAIT. SAFETY SHOULD BE THE MOST UTMOST IMPORTANCE I WOULD THINK. IF THERE ARE NO FIRST RESPONDERS THERE, HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WOULD TAKE INITIATIVE. I DONT THINK SOMEONE SHOULD JUST GO AROUND. MIKE : CSX SAID YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ASSUME A TRAIN IS COMING WHEN THE GATES ARE DOWN, SINCE TRAINS CAN RUN ON ANY TRACK, IN ANY DIRECTION, AT ANY TIME. MASSDOT WILL SOON BE INSTALLING “RAILROAD CROSSING WARNING SIGNS” ON STREETS AROUND THE FRONT STREET RAILRAOD CROSSING THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE SIGNS OPERATIONAL THIS SUMMER. LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, MM, 22NEWS.

    Warren Buffett explains Purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (April 1, 2011)
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    Warren Buffett explains Purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (April 1, 2011)

    August 15, 2019


    warren buffet is here as you know he is
    perhaps the world’s most respected investor is also chairman and c_e_o_
    berkshire hathaway he’s been on this program many times i
    last spoke with him over a year ago at the peak of the worst economic crisis
    system great depression at that time he said that america been struck by the
    economic pearl harbor but much has changed since then he’s here to tell us
    how you use a global an american economy recovery his own company reflects a
    progress made in recent months last week berkshire hathaway struck eight twenty
    six two billion dollar deal to buy all of burlington northern santa fe railroad the largest acquisition company
    history he called the deal at all in wager on
    the american economy he’s in new york return all of that
    could help with bill dated from university yesterday iteration agreed to stay over in new
    york annette tonight and i am pleased to have a good friend of this program of
    the friend of mine back at this table welcome thank you charlie completed here a_t_c_ it has been certainly from the middle of two
    thousand eight to the middle of two thousand nine one incredible year
    monogram away so why do a lot of chocolate can be answered tell me about for you well at it was that we did was an
    extraordinary times this country we came closer to a financial meltdown than than
    uh… certainly anytime i’ve ever seen and
    probably in certain respects even it was even more panic in the the great
    depression because it came out so fast and so on expected and and uh… the whole country one of the the
    leverage of corporations individuals and unfortunately we have a government that
    responded and that was inclusive when we talked last that that it was will question and uh… of
    whether congress would wish mom like they should they did defiantly finding there that i i i i without there with me and i mean in in
    the end the come together for things of this vital to the country but but we have the right people and and and
    washington at least if we had a group of the the behave like a near the
    headlights uh… uh… there we got run over so paulson
    and burning kian geiger were the right people at the right time and you don’t know what might have
    happened if others have been in those positions of power out there that i can think of other tomato may provide
    the government work toward the ending one of the would have been with us in
    the abyss revenue just tearing down and do it uh… you made some investors during
    that period right general electric goldman sachs atop but you just pulled out the big elephant
    gun meat contaminated water mark roberts
    yourself and i think he said it sticks to the last nickel for this workshop why did you do well i i i felt was an opportunity to my
    a the business that those is going to be around for a
    hundred two hundred years that’s that’s that’s been a roll when with the
    american economy in a way that that the american economy prospers leave the
    business will prosper so that that that is the most efficient way of moving
    uh… goods in the country it’s the most uh… environmentally friendly way of moving
    goods and both will send him a very important but the biggest thing as
    united states is going to be going to do well in india we campbell guerrero dirt rider and do
    you have to accept it so uh… it so like the river that’s sort of a new
    york we have to make it here we’ve got to get anywhere i have not heard and
    send them elliott but it does move four hundred ns stand all the time of of good four
    hundred and seventy miles on one gallon of diesel that replaces adult rain
    replaces two hundred eighty trucks on the road and that it omits for us into the atmosphere
    that’s damaging than uh… than trucking spend animals forty brown one of them up
    already removed forty percent of the goods pleasanton yet new port of entry
    is like houston and bring a lot of europe through the panama canal and we’re going
    to more people this country and around the using more goods over top of that and sure there’s a bad year from time to
    time in the next hundred years probably fifteen bad years but but and i don’t
    know what order of the whole peer but i also deliver a little bit of
    sexual the country you know when you call troy monitor them think about this
    did did he say right on warren or do you say about this
    somewhat and it’s bitterly chores around came up we thought it i don’t care about
    likely have our white combined financially jellyfish alligator travel
    all level of almost nothing and at that and if that is a really
    portion of the jury so but i mean he also pointed out it is said that you know there was this was a regulated industries juror
    this was an industry that was capital-intensive a recap of this was an
    industry uh… now if you do spend money unionized do
    you know how you spend money in this business regularly every day you spent a lot of
    money repair tracker window at rolling stock whatever may be so its capital
    intensive and and uh… tentative spenders regulated and it will
    continue the regular and continue the cap on times and i think that what the service provided by
    railroads is so important captain in many ways are made at at at
    at that it’s the right way to movements around
    the country to the terms that you’re going to work that can do it farm far more attractive in terms of uh… global warming and and and and then
    uh… using trucks for example so it will be here and if we get made the reasonable return on the added
    capital investment a little break out of capital investment uh… will do okay admissible returns
    going up reason which is good enough for the
    tremendous fifty years ours looking for spectacular
    returns but i think i can i can find i think that’s going on in the area that
    we have a bit eight or ten billion dollars to invest
    every year and when you totally business and it’s the
    same thing there i mean when we build a bridge on a rationing or something of
    the short we shouldn’t expect a spectacular
    returns were building things at ur a sexual society and people-meter services that we don’t have
    any choice in the in the case of the electric utilities for example and
    sometimes in case of rail in we should get a decent return on that
    and advanced enough to encourage us to keep putting money into the business but
    we’re not entitled a spectacular pictures god u_k_ recall well it’s a bit that’s a big win in
    terms of timing john bread and if the fact we’d wean ourselves off cole is that a big problem well we will win
    ourselves off ko overtime but with we can’t change forty percent of electric generation the
    ghost of comfortable we can change that next week or next month or next year but
    we will reduce over time and we should be to join you can do the things that
    are any changes will be other world there’ll be more grain to move and i’ll
    be moral all that chemicals or whatever it may be uh… that there will be more things moving around
    this country ten or twenty or thirty years knowing your idea about mostar it is it a pleasing idea that no one is
    likely to get into the railroad business promote if they want to come on to
    reproduce uh… the burlington northern santa fe are you know it might take a
    hundred billion dollars are solid billion years they are they got their roles for me
    also modernize today are they not only one or more sleep than normal for the
    uh… the the railroad line et cetera like the events as they are
    they’re moving far more time uh… some miles uh… a product uh… uh… will with less awesome the way of people uh… less in the way if you all rental income for more efficient over
    the years there were a million and a half people
    employed the rail industry after world war two now there are some mob less than two hundred thousand united
    states and they’re moving far more good so it’s really become a video you watch
    those hundred and thirty in the trains double stacked you have all the railroad companies in
    your portfolio you’re selling them i’ve already told
    them they are not that i i i don’t know i just official take the transaction i
    think that the government investments but i uh… i would’ve held on this if this had
    happened uh… when you look at the future there’s also the argument made combat that this is something that goes with
    your philosophy today get out of cash and get into assets as we don’t know what’s gonna happen to
    the top cash is always a bad investment abuses so it will be able to cash is
    king a year ago i mean that’s crazy coming cash wasn’t
    producing anything and it was surely a noun value over time i know you always want to sure have
    enough time to have her back because i think my god you are you sure to rally
    to get out at which they don’t have you don’t have access to the maserati and
    cash we will always have enough cash around
    what anytime we have surplus cash around i’m unhappy i mean i would much rather
    have a good businesses in cash and and uh… we found a chance in the last year
    thereabouts to deploy weekly came and with something over forty billion a
    camera and we’ve got about twenty billion dollar and we’ve had some
    earning so we would put a lot of cash for work and i like that no i’d much rather out
    of the business uh… that cash hot and it is a hedge against the dollar begins at all assets are edgy and set up
    a dollar on and that all of you know is that the dollar is
    going to be worthless ten twenty thirty years from now ice a worth what’s
    not working chellam notes left but i think it will be a factor or
    special almost every person that i go back over the question is how much depreciate in
    value but cash cash is not a place that uh… that-and
    why is it well there’s always gonna be worthless
    because will will be mo put more of a man relation to the amount
    of goods and are moving there and all of it week if we drop we dropped a billion dollars of cash and
    every household united states today everybody feel very good except the people invest in things that
    were denominated in dollars wheat activity that will be no tendency outdoor deflation and in this country
    over time or or virtually in attendance to inflation absolutely well the conversation we’ve had and never thought that i would sit with
    you and we’ll talk about a fifty one split traffic lights blacktop right i mean
    this had to be a hard when or not i think i had a lobotomy one night and i
    don’t know why i did dot it it is not is not natural for me but but it it was needed to facilitate the small shareholders of bien es up
    getting the same deal

    Two railroad companies fined $90K for failing to follow safe waste management practices
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    Two railroad companies fined $90K for failing to follow safe waste management practices

    August 14, 2019


    BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL. OSHA WAS CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED. ASHLEY: THE STATE IS PENALIZING TWO RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW SAFE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY BUREAU TO EXPLAIN THE VIOLATIONS. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS FINING BOTH PAN AM RAILWAYS AND THE BOSTON & MAINE CORPORATION $90 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ABANDONING THEIR RAILROAD TIES IN MULTIPLE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS. MASSDEP SPOKESWOMAN CATHERINE SKIBA TOLD 22NEWS THE TWO RAILROAD COMPANIES SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM IN 2013, REQUIRING THEM TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF THEIR RAILROAD TIES. SCEEBA SAID THEY ISSUED THEM FINES AFTER FINDING LARGE PAN AM AND BOSTON AND MAINE RAIL TIE PILES IN GREENFIELD, BUCKLAND, AND HATFIELD. THOUSANDS OF PAN AM RAILROAD TIES CAUGHT FIRE IN JUNE OF 2017 IN A GRAVEL PIT ON ROUTE 142 IN NORTHFIELD. CHIEF SKIP DUNNELL: NORTHFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT IF THEY ARE STACKING THE TIES IN ANY COMMUNITY, THEY HAVE TO NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY OF WHATS GOING ON. BECAUSE THERE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND A FIRE RELATED IMPACT. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: CHIEF DUNNELL TOLD 22NEWS THE RAIL TIES HAD BEEN SITTING IN THE GRAVEL PIT ON ROUTE 142 FOR MORE THAN 8 MONTHS AND PAN AM NEVER TOLD THE TOWN THEY WERE KEEPING THEIR RAILROAD TIES THERE. . DUNNELL SAID RAILROAD TIES CAN BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIRES SINCE MANY ARE SOAKED IN THE OIL, CREOSOTE. LIVE IN GREENFIELD, FOR 22NEWS,

    Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings
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    Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings

    August 13, 2019


    MACHADO FOR 22NEWS. ASHLEY: THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS EDUCATING RESIDENTS ON THE DANGERS OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS. 22NEWS REPORTER TASHANEA WHITLOW JOINS US LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, WHERE POLICE ARE URGING EVERONE TO TAKE LIFE-SAVING PRECAUTIONS. TASHANEA: NORTHAMPTON POLICE TOLD 22NEWS THEY SEE PEOPLE STOP ON THE TRACKS WHILE WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT TO TURN GREEN ON DAMON ROAD. THEY SAY THIS IS DANGEROUS, AS WELL AS ILLEGAL. DAMON ROAD IS ONE OF NORTHAMPTON’S BUSIEST STREETS. COMPLICATING THE TRAFFIC SITUATION, TRAIN TRACKS CROSS DAMON ROAD. THAT’S WHY THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS TEAMED UP WITH THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE LIFE SAVING ADVICE ABOUT CROSSING TRAIN TRACKS. IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN AN AREA AND THE TRAIN IS COMING VACANT THAT AREA. TRY NOT TO RACE THE TRAIN. TRAINS COME THRU HERE PRETTY QUICK. TASHANEA: POLICE URGE YOU TO USE COMMON SENSE, AND KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE TRACKS. OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS. AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. TASHANEA: THURSDAY AFTERNOON POLICE WILL BE HANDING OUT INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE DOS AND DONTS OF DRIVING THRU RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS AND OVER TRAIN TRACKS. REPORTING LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, TW