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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Residents Seek Solution to Train Crossing Delays

 

December 5, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

The Union Pacific railroad crossing at Cheyenne County Road 109 leaves one option when the crossing is blocked for an extended period of time. It is not legal, nor is it always passable.

Locomotives united the east and west. The Panhandle Nebraska area knows it well as local history. But some Cheyenne County residents are also familiar with long trains that can delay transit from one point to another.

The dilemma, sometimes stress, is when a blocked crossing keeps residents from the rest of the community, or worse yet, when the blocked crossing keeps first responders from completing a call.

"We are landlocked," Kim Phillips said recently.

Phillips and Jim Pelster recently addressed the Cheyenne County commissioners regarding the dilemma.

"It really picked up after the der...



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