News Category: rail crossings

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #1

Railfans of all ages know trains are cool. We get it and love seeing images and stories from avid railfans across the world. In fact, they tend to capture some of the greatest train images around!… Read More

January rail safety stats: 2017 starts with more fatalities than 2016

2017 isn’t off to a great start in regards to rail safety. In January 2017 there were three trespasser fatalities, compared to one in January 2016, and two crossing fatalities versus one for the same time period. This is distressing, to say the least.… Read More

Winter rail safety quiz: Do you have what it takes to stay alive around the tracks?

January brings some of Canada’s harshest winter conditions. No better time to ask yourself: Do you know all there is to know about travelling around trains and tracks during the winter? Whether you’re driving or out adventuring, take this winter rail safety quiz and find out for yourself!… Read More

A rail safety message from CP Police Chief Ken Marchant

We would like to introduce you to one of Operation Lifesaver’s valued partners, CP Police Chief, Ken Marchant.

Throughout his career with the railway, Ken has seen his fair share of head-shaking incidents, where people chose to gamble near the tracks.… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #1

Nothing really compares to Canadian winters, eh? This winter, know what to do and how to be safe every time you get behind the wheel, especially when approaching a railway crossing. The last thing you need is to slide into the side of a train.… Read More

Today, #RememberRoadVictims, and drive rail safe with these tips

The stats are alarming. According to the National Day of Remembrance website:

On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day.”

Today is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims and a sobering reminder to all of us of the dangers we face when we get behind the wheel.… Read More

A rail safety warning from CN Chief of Police Stephen Covey

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight an important rail safety message from a valued Operation Lifesaver partner, CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, Stephen Covey. A man who is no stranger to sharing the message of rail safety in his day-to-day work, Stephen’s message rings true:

“Rail safety is a shared responsibility.”

Please remember Stephen’s advice and help us spread the lifesaving message of rail safety by passing it on.… Read More

Recognizing Tom Allan, dedicated Operation Lifesaver volunteer and railroader

We here are Operation Lifesaver couldn’t get the public rail safety message out to the masses without the dedication and commitment of our valued volunteers. One such volunteer we would like to recognize is Tom Allan, who retired from volunteering this year.… Read More

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