News Category: Trespassing

Scott Sackaney barely survived being hit by a train. Watch his story.

Eighteen-year-old Scott Sackaney’s Friday night started out like any other. Excited about the weekend and eager to celebrate a recent career milestone, Scott met his friends at a party. But that evening would not go as planned. Instead of laughter and good times, Scott twice died and was revived in the back of an ambulance.… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #2

Part of the thrill of getting the epic train shot you’ve been after is seeking the perfect location to take it. We’re big proponents of railfanning and understand the need to find the perfect locale – as long as it doesn’t involve illegal and risky behaviour in the process.… Read More

Find adventure elsewhere – don’t die in a train tunnel

If it’s a thrill-seeking adventure you’re after, you won’t find it in a train tunnel. You’d not only be trespassing, you’d also be gambling with your life. Don’t believe us? Give this a watch, and then find your thrills somewhere less life-threatening.… Read More

Attention snowboarders: Jump a train—feel the pain

Snowboarders and skiers, we know nothing beats the surge of adrenaline you get when you hit big booters in the terrain parks at ski resorts. And we get that you can only do so many laps through the park before those jumps just don’t make the cut anymore.… Read More

2016 rail safety review: trespassing incidents on the rise

The numbers are in and 2016 saw an alarming rise in railway trespassing injuries and fatalities in Canada. This infographic breaks down the numbers:… Read More

Straight up: Trains can kill you!

Time and time again we see too many risking their lives and ending up in the path of an oncoming train. The misconceptions that you can get out of the way in time or that it’s okay to take a shortcut over the tracks are false.… Read More

There’s no way around it —railway tracks are for trains only!

Running late—it happens to all of us. Whether you’re trying to get to school, work or meeting up with friends, no one really wants to be late. And when you find yourself running behind, it’s hard to think about anything else.… Read More

A rail safety message from VIA Rail’s Jean Tierney

We would like to introduce you to Jean Tierney, Senior Director, Safety, Security and Risk Management at VIA Rail Canada. Jean is a strong champion of rail safety and Operation Lifesaver supporter. For this week’s post we asked her to share some lifesaving rail safety wisdom.… Read More

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