- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Long trains usually hauling coal or oil have been parked for hours on a spur near the Port of Everett, blocking what has been easy access to Pigeon Creek Beach.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe blocked a trail in June at an underpass because the city doesn’t have an easement. Beach visitors now have to use an access a half-mile away.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson told The Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/Y1C6ap) the city is looking at options for reopening the beach trail.

Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas (mel-OWN’-us) says there were numerous reports of trespassers crossing through or under parked trains.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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