Posted 10/16/2020 21:17 (#8549458 - in reply to #8549315) Subject: RE: Railroad question
In this area they used trestles and culverts extensively to reduce the amount of fill needed. Ponds dug along the right of way gave them fill when required and a spot for steam engines to fill up on water.
The railroads came through here long after the land was surveyed and settled, which means the modern railroads are still bound by whatever agreement they had to sign with the landowner 180+ years ago. Some of them do mention compensation for fill removal, or outright ban it.