BNSF train blocking crosstown

UPDATE 8:59 p.m.: The stalled BNSF train is moving out of Tupelo according to Sarah Robinson, spokesperson for the city of Tupelo.
UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: Sarah Robinson, spokesperson for the city of Tupelo, said the train moved to open the part of track crossing Eason Boulevard but the train is still blocking Crosstown and West Jackson Street.
UPDATE 8:34 p.m.: A spokesperson for Tupelo said the train began moving right at 8:30 p.m.
TUPELO – A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train blocked the intersections of Crosstown and Jackson Street in Tupelo for more than an hour Tuesday night.
Dispatchers from Lee County E-911 said, at 8:20 they were told the train was still having technical difficulties and engineers were working to get it running. Dispatchers didn’t have an estimated time for when the train would move again.
Calls to BNSF’s spokesperson for the region were not immediately returned.


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  • Dave

    Sure they weren’t at Burger King?

  • walt

    Fact of the matter is that the BNSF was stopped by the KCS using the interlocker downtown. When the BNSF train began to move ahead, they found that their train had been tampered with by one of our fellow citizens while waiting. This caused the conductor to have to walk the train. Hence the greatly extended delay…