A freight train narrowly missed hitting a burnt-out car near Rocherlea on Monday morning.
The burnt out vehicle was still smouldering when it was discovered blocking the Bell Bay service’s path about 8:30am.
The train was stopped and the service delayed while the track inspector and a TasRail crew and contractor attended the scene to move the vehicle.
Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police were also contacted.
TasRail said similar incidents were common.