How did two trains nearly crash head on in Lexington?
That's what norfolk southern officials are trying to figure out.
The close call came just before 5:00pm Tuesday on the railroad tracks near Spurr Rd. and Greendale Rd.
Norfolk Southern officials say one train ran a red light and remained on the track that another train was already on.
The trains came within 700 feet of each other before the emergency brakes on both trains were used.
A Norfolk Southern spokesperson calls the incident a very rare occurrence and says the Federal Railroad Administration has been notified.