News Category: rail safety real life

Reflecting on railway tragedy: a compilation of personal stories

Operation Lifesaver Canada exists to prevent railway related deaths and injuries. Sometimes that means learning from tragedy. Over the years we’ve spoken to a number of engineers and family members who’ve personally experienced a railway incident. We’ve compiled some of the most powerful quotes and images from those stories in this magazine.… Read More

Notes on a railway tragedy: Al Ghazal’s story

For the full story, read Al Ghazal’s personal account of a trespassing fatality and the lasting emotional impact it had on him.… Read More

The Misadventures of Bob: Don’t let that selfie be the death of you

 

For more of Bob’s deadly misadventures on the tracks, check out these posts:

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Locomotive engineer: “I was blowing the whistle, but they couldn’t hear me”

“Locomotive Engineers are the kind of people that like to feel we have control. We control our train, and yet when an incident happens, we have no control at all.” —Steve Mitchell, retired locomotive engineer

Operation Lifesaver has embarked upon a series of interviews with railway employees to share with our readers the effects of an incident.Read More

A rail safety message from Bob: Steer clear of railway tracks and property!

For more of Bob’s deadly misadventures on the tracks, check out these posts:

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VIDEO: What a railway fatality feels like for a trainmaster

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The horror of hitting someone with a train

“I am reminded of the tragic events that occurred there.”—Terry Brennan, locomotive engineer

Operation Lifesaver has embarked upon a series of interviews with railway employees to share with our readers the effects of an incident.

Terry Brennan, Via Rail locomotive engineer

We want to express that while an incident is tragic for all those involved, rarely has the train crew’s experience been captured.Read More

Ray Gompf talks rail safety for professional truckers

Tomorrow marks the start of Expocam, Canada’s National Truck Show (April 16-18, 2015), so this week’s blog post is focused on the importance of rail safety for professional truck drivers.

To get the scoop on what truckers can do to stay alive when they encounter train tracks, we caught up with trucking expert Ray Gompf.Read More

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