According to Redding Police officers a man's body was found along the tracks near Gironda's Restaurant in downtown Redding.
The initial 911 call came in just before 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The circumstances surrounding the man's death is unknown at this time.
The train was stopped for nearly an hour, forcing people to detour around downtown Redding.
The train began to slowly move again around 2:00 p.m. with the crossings re-opened at 2:09 p.m.