Sunday, June 15, 2003

CSX railroading landowners with private crossings in SW VA?

CSX has been notifying landowners in Scott County and Southwest Virginia that their private railroad crossing are subject to being closed, according to this report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which notes that the Kingsport Times-News has ventilated public opinion against the railroad's actions (most notably in this editorial). A spokesman for the railroad declared that it would not close crossings that would have the effect of cutting off people's farms.

CSX would do well to pick its fights elsewhere, particularly since the parents of the Attorney General of Virginia (and his twin brother in the legislature) still live in Scott County.

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