Rail Crossing Safety Week

Thirty-five rail crossing collisions and five fatalities are the average each year in the State of Missouri.  The state has about 4,800 miles of railroad tracks across the state and about 73,000 public and private railroad crossings in Missouri. This is Rail Safety Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general […]

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Rail Bridge & Crossing Upgrades

Repairs and upgrades to the City owned railroad were approved by the Chillicothe City Council.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says the city will spend $139,000 on the project. Chappell says they will also take advantage of current construction and upgrade the crossing near the Street Department. The bid was awarded to Capital Railroad Contracting and the work is expected to […]

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Chillicothe City Council – Workshop & Council Session

Chillicothe City council will have a finance workshop and regular meeting Monday.  The meetings will take place at the CMU Office large meeting room. The finance workshop will start at 5:30. At 6:30 is the regular session.  Items on the agenda include the finances, consideration of bids for railroad bridge and crossing repairs. A request from the Historic Preservation Commission […]

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City’s Contract With Motive Rail Extended

The operating agreement for the Chillicothe Owned Railroad was extended at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  The Council approved the contract with Motive Rail.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says under the agreement, Motive rail takes care of the operation. He says recently, Motive Rail has increased the amount of track that is usable as storage. Chappell says those repairs and upgrades […]

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Rail Crossing Work in Chillicothe

Work on a railroad crossing means a road closure in southeast Chillicothe next week. In an e-mail from MNCRR, a company called Capital Rail will be in Chillicothe to replace the Corporate Drive crossing, with work expected to begin Monday or Tuesday. The work is expected to be complete on or before Thursday the 11th. Road detour signs will be […]

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Emergency Rail Crossing Repairs Needed

An issue with the railroad tracks in the industrial park will result in an emergency short term repair and long term solution.  Derrick McIntyre from Motive Rail explained the issue to the City Council at Monday’s meeting.  He said the traffic on the road is on a downhill pitch and that is causing a shift in the rail crossing, making […]

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