Railroad Crossings of Note

This page provides access to public reference information related to two problematic railroad crossings in our area.

The two crossings on the list at the moment are:

  1. The State Street crossing of the Amtrak-owned railroad line in Longmeadow, Mass.
  2. The Birnie Road crossing of the Amtrak-owned railroad line in Longmeadow, Mass.

 

Please note that this list is subject to change.

 

State Street (Springfield)

Grade Crossing ID | 973101X

U.S. DOT Inventory Form – State St Crossing (PDF) | October 5, 2017

 

Locus map | State St railroad crossing, Springfield, Ma. | Google Maps

 

State St crossing – looking west | July 2017 | Google Street View

 

Related news articles

“Riverfront Park in Springfield is getting a facelift — but is a rail crossing a barrier to access?”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | October 16, 2018

 

 

Bernie Road (Longmeadow)

Grade Crossing ID | 501939D

U.S. DOT Inventory Form – State St Crossing (PDF) | March 24, 2017

 

Locus map | Birnie Road railroad crossing, Longmeadow, Ma. | Google Maps

 

Bernie Rd railroad crossing – looking west | October 2015 | Google Street View

 

Related news articles

August 20, 1975 | Collision with vehicle, 1 person killed

Accident Report (PDF)

“Train Kills Robber”
By Ann Doyle | Springfield Union | August 27, 1975

 


May 20, 1981 | Collission with vehicle, 2 persons killed

Accident Report (PDF)

 


December 10, 1982 | Collission with vehicle, 1 person killed

Accident Report (PDF)

“Questions on crossing rise again”
By John Appleton | Springfield Morning Union | December 18, 1982

 


June 20, 1983 | Collision with vehicle, no injuries

Accident Report (PDF)

 


November 18, 1990 | Collision with vehicle, 1 person seriously injured

No accident report found

“Longmeadow driver hurt when train strikes car”
By Patrick Johnson | Springfield Union-News | November 19, 1990

 


July 27, 2005 | Collision with vehicle, no injuries

Accident Report (PDF)

 


March 14, 2017 | Collision with vehicle, 1 person killed

Accident Report (PDF)

“1 killed when train hits Longmeadow DPW truck during Winter Storm Stella”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | March 14, 2017

Longmeadow DPW plow driver’s death is fifth at Birnie Road rail crossing, records show”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | March 14, 2017

“Decades before crash that killed DPW worker, Longmeadow officials sought to improve safety at railroad crossing”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | March 24, 2017

“New signs installed at Longmeadow rail crossing — but who put them there?”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | June 23, 2017

“New temporary barriers up at Longmeadow railroad crossing; here’s how they’re different from the old ones”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | June 23, 2017

“Safety upgrades at Longmeadow railroad crossing, site of collision that killed DPW foreman Warren Cowles, included in MassDOT work plan”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | September 23, 2017

“Long, steady effort brought safety improvements to deadly Longmeadow railroad crossing”
By Greg Saulmon | The Republican | October 20, 2018

 

 


External links

Crossing Inventory and Accident Reports Lookup
Federal Railroad Administration

 

 

Page last updated: October 29, 2018
Page last reviewed: October 29, 2018