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Old Posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 10023 View Post
It boggles my mind that there are still at grade railway crossings in major American cities. I don’t think you see those in rural parts of Western Europe.
I wouldn't call Glenview a "major American city". It's a sleepy burb 20 miles outside of Chicago.

We have rail lines spidering out all over the burbs from the hub of Chicago. Thousands of street crossings. We're supposed to tunnel or bridge over all of them? Maybe a few key arterials could use that. But it's simply not an efficient use of time, labor or environmental impact to do so. At grade crossings are how the railroads were built. And that's how they're going to stay, for this century at least.
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