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EDITORIAL: Stopped trains stop first responders

EDITORIAL: Stopped trains stop first responders

A Norfolk Southern train approaches a crossing in rural Porter County. While this train kept moving, many have created safety hazards by blocking crossings in the region.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Dyer copes with crossing work

Dyer copes with crossing work

Work has begun on the CSX railroad crossing on U.S. 30 in Dyer. The crossing is expected to be closed for five days. The Indiana Department of Transportation has indicated alternative routes for truck traffic traveling U.S. 30 to use U.S. 41, Interstate 80/94, and Ill. 394. Locally, however,…

July 15, 2013 10:23 am
Dyer copes with crossing work

Dyer copes with crossing work

Work has begun on the CSX railroad crossing on U.S. 30 in Dyer. Frankie's Auto Sales employee Terry Jarosky reminds potential customers that they will be open during construction, which is expected to take five days.

July 15, 2013 10:23 am
Dyer copes with crossing work

Dyer copes with crossing work

Repair work has begun on the CSX railroad crossing in the 600 block of U.S. 30, 100 feet in each direction. Work is expected to be completed by Friday. On its Facebook page, the Indiana Department of Transportation has indicated alternative routes for truck traffic traveling U.S. 30 to use U…

July 15, 2013 10:24 am
Quiet zones coming to Schererville railroad crossings

Quiet zones coming to Schererville railroad crossings

New delineators were installed near the 213th Street crossing in Schererville. The work was recently done to create a quiet crossing there. The delineators start about 100 feet away from the tracks and are there to prevent motorists from driving around railroad gates.

May 10, 2013 5:30 pm
Quiet zones coming to Schererville railroad crossings

Quiet zones coming to Schererville railroad crossings

New delineators were installed near the 213th Street crossing in Schererville. The work was recently done to create a quiet crossing there. The delineators start about 100 feet away from the tracks and are there to prevent motorists from driving around railroad gates.

May 10, 2013 5:29 pm
Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

A memorial remains on 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake near the railroad crossing where Chloe Burks lost her life in May.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am

Here's a Burma Shave sign to help raccoons as well

Now that the deer will only be using their designated crossing points, perhaps another roadside warning sign would be in order. I offer you this:

June 28, 2012 12:00 am
Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad Street in Griffith will be closed between Main Street and the Canadian National Railroad crossing for approximately five weeks.

June 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad Street in Griffith will be closed between Main Street and the Canadian National Railroad crossing until July 17. Town officials hope the roadwork will not affect businees, such as Griffith Rentals and Sales, too adversely.

June 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad St roadwork in Griffith

Broad Street in Griffith will be closed between Main Street and the Canadian National Railroad crossing for several weeks. It is hoped that the roadwork will not affect businesses too adversely.

June 11, 2012 2:51 pm
Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

A train passes a crossing in downtown Chesterton. The number of freight trains passing through the region is expected to double by 2035, but efforts to reduce at-grade rail crossings still are being dealt with in piecemeal fashion by Northwest Indiana leaders.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

A Norfolk Southern train passes through the County Line Road and Ind. 130 intersection in Hobart. A historic shift in global shipping patterns is expected to double local train traffic in the next two decades. Freight trains must chug their way through a 15-mile-wide stretch of Northwest Ind…

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

Portage - Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Special Agent Jim Blackwell talks to a motorist about railroad crossing safety while waiting for a South Shore train to pass at County Line Road and U.S. 12 in Portage Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Various Railroad police including NICTD, Amtrak, Norfol…

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

Portage - Amtrak Police Officer Mike Tucker, left, and NICTD Transit Police Officer Jason Greene watch as a train travels over the County Line Road and U.S. 12 crossing in Portage Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Police from various railroad agencies and the Indiana DNR passed out brochures on rail…

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

RRSAFETY - Indiana Rail Safety Week Blitz

Portage - Amtrak Police Officer Mike Tucker, center, and NICTD Transit Police Officer Jason Greene hand out railroad crossing safety brochures to drivers at County Line Road and U.S. 12 in Portage as part of the Indiana Rail Safety Week Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Ranger Steve Chorba , center, along with NICTD Transit Police Detective Bil Biggs hand out brochures on railroad crossing safety to drivers at County Line Road and U.S. 12 as part of the Indiana Rail Safety Week Thursday.

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Special Agent Jim Blackwell along with various other railroad police agencies hand out railroad crossing safety brochures at County Line Road and U.S. 12 as part of the Indiana Rail Safety Week Thursday.

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Rail safety blitz targets bad crossing

Norfolk Southern Railroad Special Agent Jim Blackwell talks to a motorist Thursday about railroad crossing safety while a South Shore train passes at County Line Road and U.S. 12 in Portage. Various railroad police and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Ranger Steve Chorba passed out br…

August 26, 2010 1:36 pm
Valpo lines up funds for rail crossing upgrades

Valpo lines up funds for rail crossing upgrades

Cars cross the Calumet Avenue railroad crossing last week in Valparaiso. City officials plan to upgrade safety features at crossings on the three rail lines running through the city.

August 08, 2010 5:22 pm
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