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CSX’s bumpy crossing still on repair list

June 21, 2013

A rough railroad crossing at the western end of the Washington Street Bridge is slated to be replaced later this summer, which is welcome news for drivers who have been calling for the repairs for......

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Jun-23-13 10:41 AM

Yes fix the dang crossings!!!

Oneill you are hilarious. You say, "His partisan bias is showing (again)."

Really???? lol. Kinda like the pot calling the kettle black.

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Jun-21-13 11:35 AM

So if I understand this correctly.. CSX is responsible for the repair/replacement. The state accepts a wooden tie crossing w/ steel plate as acceptable. CSX has no problem paying for what the state says is acceptable. If a community wants more than 'acceptable', it only seems to reason, that entity should pay the difference. It is an upgrade, period... Everyone knows that when they upgrade anything, it costs more money.

With that said, I believe CSX has been way too negligent in this matter & the crossing in Belpre. I think it should be a matter that the two communities look into together. It is a fact that every person's vehicle suffers something when crossing tracks like the one in Marietta, & those in Belpre.

Maybe as a good corporate community gesture for 'pain & suffering', CSX could foot the bill for the uprgrade in Marietta & at the Belpre locations.

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Jun-21-13 10:37 AM

The safety service director could set the speed limit of the trains traveling in the city limits to 4 mph the result in slower speed equal less damage set up radar to enforce the limit maybe the speed limit should be set to the speed at which their tracks can be crossed with out bouncing or thumping or bottoming out, if the RR doesn't want to repair their tracks crossings and the city should not pay one red cent for these repairs.

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Jun-21-13 10:02 AM

About time, this is a very busy crossing and should be kept in tip top condition at all times.

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Jun-21-13 9:39 AM

The railroad crossing in Belpre at Clement and Pomeroy Pike is in worse condition than that crossing and it hasn't been touched in at least 4 years. Some of the railroad ties have actually rotted away leaving very large gaps.

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Jun-21-13 9:23 AM

To hear City Councilmen asking questions, like Noland, is laughable. He lives on the West Side, and like his fellow members, knows the history here. They do nothing to work with CSX; they just prefer to do nothing and complain about things. Step up to the plate and find a solution! Show some leadership!Your screaming is merely drowned out by the train whistles!

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Jun-21-13 9:09 AM

This is a little confusing to me. In the article it says, "CSX owns the right-of-way for the crossing and is planning to fix the crossing this year". From what I understand, Washington St. ends at the bridge and from there it is called State Route 7. So I'm not certain that the City of Marietta has a responsibility to pay anything for this crossing. Shouldn't it be up to CSX to replace or repair the crossing meeting state guidelines?

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