by wis bang
scharnhorst wrote:Railroads have tryed to put fences along there yards trouble is that these same vandles who tag the cars as well as thows who also brake into them to steal things will cut holes in the fence. The RR's don't have the time to fix holes its it a low priority when it comes down to maintaince which is affected the most during seasonal layoffs or economic depressions.I managed a rail to truck yard on the NYS&W that was paralell to Conrail. Our fence was cut on the street side [actually a short dead end off the street between a few busniesses] and again onthe conrail side. We used to stitch it up w/ railcar cable seals only to see it cut again a few days later. Shortly later they busted the 'Conrail Boyz' group. We were told they were parking on the dead end and going thru our yard and into the Conrail yard.
I'd bet the fence is still open...
Grandson of a LV Conductor & I remember the EL running behind the Univ. of Scranton [class of 76]