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Crossing changes costing property owners for land access



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Morgantown resident Lee Smith had maintained the railroad crossing on his land for 50 years but the Indiana Rail Road Company recently removed the crossing and asked Smith for a large fee to rebuild and maintain the crossing. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Railroad tracks separate a Brown County man from his 23 acres of wooded land, and if he wants to get to them, he has to agree to pay $2,500 or build a new way to get to the property himself.

Earlier this year, Lee Smith, who lives near Morgantown on the Johnson County line, found a sign on his property telling him the crossing on the Indiana Rail Road Co. line was being ripped out as part of upgrades to the track.

A letter told him he needed to pay $5,000 to upgrade his private crossing, start paying an annual $500 maintenance fee and take out $6 million in insurance on upgrades at the spot where he’s allowed to drive across the tracks.

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