Norfolk Southern railroad uses specially equipped Chevy trucks -- fitted with hydraulically controlled steel rail wheels that keep them on the tracks and can be raised at the touch of a button for regular road transportation -- to inspect its tracks. This inspection team came through downtown Alexander City Thursday afternoon. One of the NS spokespeople said the public should remember that railroads are private property -- not public property like most roads – and that it is unsafe for people to walk near or on the railroad tracks except at designated crossings. | Kenneth Boone
Norfolk Southern railroad uses specially equipped Chevy trucks -- fitted with hydraulically controlled steel rail wheels that keep them on the tracks and can be raised at the touch of a button for regular road transportation -- to inspect its tracks. This inspection team came through downtown Alexander City Thursday afternoon. One of the NS spokespeople said the public should remember that railroads are private property -- not public property like most roads – and that it is unsafe for people to walk near or on the railroad tracks except at designated crossings. | Kenneth Boone

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Wrong side of the tracks

Published 11:55am Friday, June 28, 2013