Indianapolis ire raised for 'Damn Train' on Facebook

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Screen image capture of "Damn Train" Facebook page
INDIANAPOLIS — Commuters on Indianapolis' east side are taking to Facebook to log every time a train stops them in their tracks.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the "Damn Train" page on Facebook has grown from one woman's light-hearted complaints about freight trains delaying her at grade crossings to 393 "likes" and more commuters taking a decidedly more hostile tone.

"Caught by damn train. 3rd time this week!" Julie Webb wrote on April 6.

Andy McConnell wrote in a post on March 21: "The middle of rush hour and the train is stopped across the tracks? Is this a joke??"

Most of the Indy ire seems directed at one CSX Transportation crossing on East New York Street, just east of an Interstate 65 overpass. The newspaper cited a railroad representative saying that railroad managers see the issue and are working to address it.

But that answer may be too little, too late though for Emily Jacobs, who posted on Oct. 28: "It's so slow it's going backward."

See the original report online.

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