Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Railroad Milepost, and how are they figured?

Milepost markers are similar to highway mile markers and are usually marked by sign. Railroad mileposts are approximately one mile apart. If you can’t precisely locate a milepost marker, provide information such as distance from a highway, city street or a bridge.

Do I need permission to park on or use railroad property?

Yes. Railroad property is private property. We have every right to control and monitor use and access or our property. Any unauthorized use of railroad property is trespassing. Please feel free to report to us any unauthorized uses of railroad property.

Do I need to be the adjacent land owner in order to lease railroad property?

No. We give preference to the adjacent land owner, however you don't need to be the adjacent land owner in order to lease railroad property.

Who is responsible for fencing a leased area?

The licensee. As the licensee, you are responsible for maintaining and installing any fences necessary to control access to the site.

Who is responsible for controlling vegetation on a leased site?

The licensee is responsible for all vegetation control within the boundaries of leased area.

Can I have a driveway across the tracks or running parallel to the tracks?

Please see Road Crossings for more information.

Does the railroad allow hunting or fishing on railroad property or rights-of-way?

No. For safety reasons, this kind of access is not allowed.

Will my work on, or use of, railroad property require protection (such as a “flagman”)?

Please see Worker Protection for more information.

Still have questions? Contact us, we’re here to help!