UPDATE: As of Sunday morning, the train that was sitting in the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Doyle Road was gone.
A previous version of the story is below:
NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – A train that’s been sitting on the tracks in New Haven has neighbors and police frustrated. It’s been sitting in the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Doyle Road since Friday morning.
The train company told the Allen County Sheriff’s Department that they would move the train Saturday morning, but as of Saturday night, it was still there. Police said the train has a mechanical issue and the company is trying to decide if it’s faster to break up the train or fix it there on the tracks.
“Be good corporate citizens. Don’t continue to allow this to happen. It’s inexcusable from my perspective to allow them to continue doing this and they’ve got to figure out a way to get those roadways open. Seconds matter in emergencies,” Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries said.
A man who lives on the other side of the tracks is very upset that the train has been sitting there for more than 24 hours.
“In 2012, my house burned down. Not because of the railroad, but the railroad hampered my firemen from helping me save my house,” Tom Ostrognai said.
Fries said they will ticket the train every ten minutes that it continues to sit on the tracks.