What we found out: Currently two railroad companies have rails at the East Main Street crossing. CSX has one rail and Carolina Piedmont Railroad has three rails.
The one CSX rail is the highest rail at the crossing.
Yurgen Harter, Manager of Operations with Carolina Piedmont Railroad, said that they will rip up all of their rails at the crossing beginning December 26. Their plan is to elevate the rails as much as possible with new rails and new ties.
“We can’t elevate it a lot but it should make the transition smoother,” said Harter.
Two rails will go back in place and the third rail, that has not been in operation for some time, will be removed.
Harter said that the crossing will be closed for about a week, starting the day after Christmas.