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SECTION 53-C
Obstructing farm and highway crossings
Railroad (RRD) CHAPTER 49, ARTICLE 3
§ 53-c. Obstructing farm and highway crossings. Any officer or
employee of a railroad corporation who shall intentionally obstruct, and
any owner, officer or employee of a railroad corporation who shall
intentionally cause to be obstructed any farm or highway crossing with
any locomotive, train or car for a longer period than five consecutive
minutes is guilty of a violation which shall be punishable by a fine of
not more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than
fifteen days or by both such fine and imprisonment. Notwithstanding the
foregoing provisions of this section or any local ordinance to the
contrary, no owner, officer or employee of a railroad corporation who
obstructs, or causes to be obstructed, any farm or highway crossing
shall be subject to any civil, criminal or other penalty where such
person has no control over the situation causing the obstruction or
where the locomotive, train or car cannot be moved without endangering
the safety of the passengers, the public or freight.