Recent Post Has Me Thinking.......
A recent post in another forum about 'Right Of Way Access' has got me thinking about what I have been dealing with at my house. To start, I added a picture to give a visual so people can better understand what I am talking about. I live beside my cousin and we both live near train tracks. She allows the rail company to access the tacks by an access road that runs though her property for track maintenance, ect.
Her property is the brown and mine is the blue. The red is the access road used by the rail company to access the train tracks which are in black.
The issue(s) are this.
1. My cousin is an older person who lives alone and she can look out her back window and actually see the access road. Guess who she calls when she looks out the window and see's a non-railroad vehicle parked on the road? Me. She wants me to walk back and basically tell the person to leave. Most of the time the car's belong to people who want to watch the trains go by, usually out-of-state vehicles, sometimes it's a young kid doing whatever. The other day a guy on a motorcycle parked there and smoked a cigarette. Either way, she doesnt want anyone else on this road because of fear, and I dont blame her because she owns the land.
2. A lot of times people will use this road to dump garbage, debris or whatever. This is something I cant stand for so I myself always feel the need to patrol.
3. A couple of year's ago we actually found a car parked of a known drug user. We walked the surrounding woods and never did find the person, and the police were less than helpful. We were told that if we wanted the car towed, the landowner would have to pay to have it towed.
So my question is, Is it possible to put a gate across the road or only allow the rail company to access it? We put posted signs along the road and all around our properties, but you would be amazed how many people still drive down this road, driving past atleast 6 posted signs. But, me not being the land owner, I can only do so much to deter people from using the road.