Tractor-Trailer Stuck on CSX Track Again

Train traffic was stopped in time to prevent an accident, unlike last week when a tractor-trailer was struck by a train at the same crossing.

A tractor-trailer got stuck on the CSX track at Cherokee and Main Street in downtown Kennesaw today, exactly a week since a

Police were dispatched to the crossing shortly before 12 p.m., said Officer Scott Luther of the  Luther said there were no oncoming trains at the time the call was made and that all train traffic was stopped. He said the tractor-trailer is currently being moved, and the intersection should reopen shortly. 

Last Friday, a tractor-trailer . In a similar incident in December 2009, a tractor-trailer carrying supplies for Papa John's was hit at the crossing.

Police said incidents of trucks getting stuck on the tracks have occurred on several occasions. Signage in the area prohibits tractor-trailers from crossing the tracks.

Joe Bozeman December 17, 2011 at 08:58 PM
No one seems mention the safety of the train crews. If a tanker truck got hung on the crossing and hit by a locomotive it would be a total disaster. Also, if a southbound train hits a trailer there it could wipe out the depot and the Trackside Grill. I am at the depot and museum quite a bit, you would be surprised how many trucks ignor the signs and get across the tracks.
Joe Bozeman December 31, 2011 at 07:47 PM
I just posted two photos of the Kennesaw crossing before there were any paved roads in Kennesaw. From these you will understand that this crossing was never intended for use of tractor trailer trucks. I am not sure when one of these photos was made, but the one showing the water tower was made around 1908
Joe Bozeman January 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Another truck got hung ont the Kennesaw crossing today. Driver said he was watching his GPS.
Gaetana Pipia January 14, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Yikes, another one? Thanks for the information, Joe. It's scary to think how many of these drivers are not paying attention to the road.
Joe Bozeman January 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Yep, you can't cure stupid


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