News Category: tracks

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

Hey snowmobilers—these rail safety tips could save your life

Hitting the open trail for a day of adventuring on your snowmobile is always a good time, but if your ride takes you near railway tracks, one wrong move could make it your last.… 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

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

5 tips for surviving the roads this holiday season

Canada Safety Council’s National Safe Driving Week kicks off tomorrow – a timely reminder as we head into the busy holiday season.

With roads crowded with frenzied shoppers, and parties on heavy rotation from now until the New Year, let’s take a moment to drive home some safe driving tips as they pertain to rail safety, winter and ensuring you make it home for the holidays—safely.… 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

Deadly Train Fact #5: Climbing on a train could cost you everything

Think climbing on railway property is safe? Think again.… Read More

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