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Stay off the train tracks and stay alive [Editorial]

Stay off the train tracks and stay alive [Editorial]

Hardly a year goes by when somebody isn't hit by a train in Harford County or Cecil County or both.

With so many railroad lines locally, there's plenty of opportunity for these accidents to happen. But there's one reason why they never should: It's called common sense.

The CSX tracks that traverse both counties aren't fenced, but they are private property and the railroad typically prosecutes people it finds trespassing. Also not fenced is the Norfolk-Southern line north along the river into Perryville. Meanwhile, while the Amtrak line is fenced in many places, people routinely find ways to get through the barriers.

If you get hit by one of Amtrak's high speed...