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carne6827 May 2014 5:35 a.m. PST

On the Fresno Subdivision: YouTube link

Language on the video (and in the locomotive cab) is NSFW.

Local News report with more video:

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 May 2014 8:25 a.m. PST

As I heard it Semis have "issues" with the route. WHY do the keep taking it?

Streitax Inactive Member27 May 2014 10:55 a.m. PST

No doubt it's the classic 'Oh, everyone around here knows you gotta take that crossing at a dead run if you don't want to get hung up on the tracks…….Oh….you're not from around here,eh? Well NEXT time you'll know. Now pick up your mess.'

Cold Steel Inactive Member27 May 2014 2:11 p.m. PST

There may not be another route the trucks can take. There are thousands of such marginal or substandard railroad crossings around the country. A single variable can make the difference in getting hung up or not. Trucks are built to a Federal specification for ground clearance. If they keep getting stuck there, then ask the highway department why they haven't fixed the crossing.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2014 12:07 p.m. PST

There's a crossing near our old neighborhood in Nashville that is a sharp rise and descent to and from the track level. I saw a moving van semi get stuck when the tool box mounted under the trailer's floor hit the tracks. Had it just been a standard trailer, it would have cleared the tracks. Fortunately (AFAIK) no train hit it before they managed to lift it off. Guess they know now to remind the drivers that with the tool box underneath, they don't have the same ground clearance of a standard semi…

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