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Comment by Dave S. on July 7, 2019 at 10:37am

Here's a link to the Street View image above:

https://goo.gl/maps/iiEbaKanSyyHyKTn6

Here's the most recent aerial view available, but taken before the recreation trail was built:

https://goo.gl/maps/ucuZYZqHXZvdvJz69

Mr. Wuest:  how are the rails threatened by this multi-use pathway?  It looks like they parallel each other, though it is difficult to scan its length due to the lack of satellite imagery.

OK, not far north from the above scene, the recreation trail crosses over the NWP track.  What's interesting is that the track is completely paved over and essentially blocked, but there are (cute) railroad crossing signs warning trail users about the track and tactile paving for the visually impaired.  Go to this link and search around to see what I'm talking about:

https://goo.gl/maps/MohQz5ChwSUNQcrv7

I assume this means that the public agency that paid for the trail has left it up to the railroad operator to complete the crossing with modern concrete panels.  Unlike other roadways where the track has been completely paved over, I'm very much encouraged by the thinking behind this installation.

Comment by Thad Wuest on May 7, 2019 at 12:32pm

the trail that is rarely used. THA fought long and hard to save these rails.  Now it may be in jeopardy 

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