He had a company plan the journey and escort vehicles assisting.
His job is to not hit anything whist their job is to ensure the way is clear and safe.
Why didn't one of the Escorts or organising company check the train timetable?
Everyone will blame him but it may have taken 10 minutes to cross the level crossing.
I know we once spent half an hour going 50metres as the guy who did the route survey (a contractor) for an oversize load didn't measure one safety fence. We squeezed through with less than 20mm to spare. We backed up quite a few times to get it through.
The police Escorting us thought it was really funny to block the New England Highway for a half hour. Not amused.