Brown County Train Speed Increase 28 Oct 11

Residents of Brown County may notice trains moving a little faster in the near future. Recent improvements to enhance safety and upgrade rail corridor infrastructure are complete in Brown County, and beginning November 10th Canadian Pacific will increase the maximum speed from 30 to 40 miles-per-hour for all trains operating on the mainline track between Essig and Sleepy Eye. The move is intended to improve public traffic flow at railroad grade crossings. Authorities remind motorists to yield to all trains approaching or occupying railroad grade crossings at streets and highways. Remember to always be prepared to stop when approaching train tracks, and do not attempt to drive around the crossing gates if they have been lowered.