Climax train crossing arm torn off

Published 7:19 am Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Early Thursday morning, the railroad train crossing signal on Main Street in Climax was found down on the ground, and glass from the lights scattered along the train track.

Maintenance Supervisor Greg Toole and Police Chief Joel Jenkins said apparently someone or something hit the crossing arm either late Wednesday or early Thursday, causing it to come apart from the pole.

Toole said he spoke with a CSX railroad representative, and he said the arm was designed to snap a bolt holding it to the pole when it was hit or damaged to keep it from breaking the whole arm. The CSX representative put the arm back on the pole replacing the bolt and broken lights.

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