Pevine train tracks traps another
New 4x4er goes exploring and gets stuck. Reno PD and Union Pacific on Scene
On 2/14/2021, we received a help request through our live chat and a post from a community member asking for additional assistance. This was first posted by a Las Vegas resident on Nevada 4×4 Rescue. Those that went to assist the individual needed more assistance. We dispatched a crew immediately knowing that the vehicle was just feet from active train tracks. Fortunately, we had someone available and close.
While our team was in route, we contacted Union Pacific Railroad and informed them of the situation and location so they could notify any trains headed that way of the situation. We got in contact with the driver to ensure he was safe and let him know we were in route. Upon arrival, Reno Police Department and Union Pacific were on scene.
Our team received permission from Reno Police Department and Union Pacific to assist. Our team provided personal and professional assistance. Our recovery teams are required to go through training to ensure they have the proper skill set, knowledge and awareness to correctly recover stuck vehicles. Our goal is to minimize damage to vehicles and landscape. When issues on train tracks happen, the railroad must inspect the area.
Our team and other volunteers secured the vehicle in such a way to prevent a rollover. Radio communication was used to ensure everything went smoothly. We are very thankful that we were able to respond quickly and assist in the situation. Reno PD gave our volunteers some high fives and thanked them for their quick response and service.
No citations were issued. No damage to the rail or vehicles. No injuries. Union Pacific cleared the rail for use. Both RPD and UP said thank you for saving us time and paperwork.
Train tracks are dangerous and are private property. You are only allowed to cross them at designated crossings. Please encourage others to stay off train tracks, active or not, and to use designated roads.