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#11 Posted : Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:07:00 PM
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:46:48 PM
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TreArrow
#13 Posted : Friday, March 25, 2016 4:52:25 PM
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Some potential good news on the RR crossing issue.

http://www.jsonline.com/...gs/sports/368358851.html
William Schlafer
#14 Posted : Friday, March 25, 2016 6:00:39 PM
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I have a friend who's an attorney. I asked her about this, and she felt the current law could be unconstitutional.

In this case, railroads are attempting to restrict access to a public waterway because they operate a rail line next to it. This is similar to companies or private landowners located on lake shores that try to regulate who can use the lake by restricting access.

A good example of this are the wealthy residents around North Lake (Waukesha county) who have been blocking efforts by the DNR to build a public boat launch on the lake.

A common sense solution for this railway issue is for the state and the railroads to provide public crossings at points along the railway to the river. That would seem to be in everyone's best interest and would be good PR for the railroad. But, common sense is in short supply these days.


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William Schlafer
#15 Posted : Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:23:48 PM
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Here's an update on the railway crossing plan proposed for public access to the Mississippi.


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weiliwen
#16 Posted : Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:35:09 AM
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Back in Oregon, there is a great coastal stream, the Salmonberry River, that has no road access past where it meets the Nehalem, but the Southern Pacific, and later the Port of Tilamook railroad, had a line that went along the side. Several folks got fined for walking the tracks upriver, until one day a clever lawyer was arrested doing the same. He ended up with a $100K settlement in his favor and agreement that all anglers could use the tracks "at their own risk." Two years later, a flood destroyed one of the railroad bridges along the river an the tracks were abandoned, so now there is no risk, at least of getting hit by the once-every-3-weeks train.
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