CSX: Inaction shows lack of care

Dunkirk’s history is forever tied to trains. With the storied past of Brooks Locomotive and a notorious distinction of once being hailed as the train crash capital, the city has had its good and bad moments.

Its most recent, however, comes down to just plain arrogance. Yes, CSX owns the tracks that run through our communities. But, just like homeowners, there are rules to follow in being a good neighbor.

CSX is just being stubborn in its positioning of its grain cars on the tracks near the Third Street bridges that run over Central Avenue. It has even garnered the attention of County Executive George Borrello.

“Having these rusty eyesores in the middle of downtown is inappropriate and detrimental,” he said in the email to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s office to request CSX to move the cars.

The fact they are still there proves CSX does not care about working with elected leaders or this community. Actions — or inactions — speak louder than words.