RailRoads are not only dangerous for any wildlife that attempts to cross their tracks, but they are especially dangerous for the Box Turtle. A Box Turtle that is on a train track almost always results in death. They can become a fatality through several means. Box Turtles can become trapped in between the rails when they are unable to climb over the rails. A Box Turtle trapped between the rails can literally be cooked alive on a hot summer day, they can be struck by a train while attempting to climb over the rail, they can slowly starve and or die of dehydration, or they can become easy targets for predators.
* RailRoads are private property. It is illegal to be on the tracks other than the designated public crossing areas. You could receive a ticket for trespassing if caught on tracks by RR personnel. Being on any RR is dangerous. A freight car can extend 3′ beyond the rails. There are also falling items from the train. *