Train Speed / Crossing Times

It’s happened at every meeting concerning the CSX Rail Hub. You’ll see someone scribbling furiously trying to figure the time it takes a train to pass a crossing.

In an effort to save time and erasers, we present the handy Train Speed/Crossing Time Guide (pdf). The columns are train size, from CSX’s projected maximum length of 9000 feet to 2500 feet. The rows are speeds of 1 mph to 31 mph. The time is in minutes and seconds . You can view and print this screen grab or download and print the PDF.

Train Speed/ Crossing Time Guide

Update: Here’s an Inside LPD post from April 2007 that addresses the law covering “Blockage of intersections by railroad.”