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Court will decide railroad battle but right answer may lie elsewhere


March 18, 2020

Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and that seems to be what has happened to Albany and Eastern Railroad and to the residents of Country Lane, located across Highway 20 from Harmony Road just west of The Narrows.

As reported on page 1 and thereafter, the two sides have been battling in court for four years over whether the railroad has the right to charge Country Lane neighborhood residents for maintenance and insurance to allow them to cross its rails to get to their homes from Highway 20.

It’s been back and forth, with the residents winning in Linn County Circuit Court and the rail...

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