News Category: train

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

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #3

Can you imagine sliding into the side of a moving train because you didn’t slow down well in advance of a railway crossing? Terrifying, right?

We’ve seen the havoc winter can wreak on our Canadian roads, and while you may not be able to control what happens on the highway, you can control what YOU do when you’re behind the wheel and approaching a railway crossing.… Read More

The fact is: Trestles are for trains only

Did you know? Trestles are private property, owned by the railway. It may seem like a no brainer, but some think it’s okay to travel over trestles and treat them as if they are pedestrian bridges. The fact is: Trestles are for trains only.… Read More

Tips to be safe behind the wheel – around the tracks and always!

It’s National Road Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council wants to remind Canadians to be safe behind the wheel. It’s a lifesaving message, and one worth emphasizing as we head into the unofficial first long weekend of summer.… Read More

Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts for Cyclists

With the warmer weather upon us, nothing beats heading out on a cycling adventure. But before you hit the road or the trail, please remember this rail safety tip and follow the Dos and Don’ts below:

An authorized railway crossing is the only place where it’s legal for cyclists, pedestrians or vehicle drivers to cross railway tracks.

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Deadly Train Fact #4: The impact of a train will crush you—literally

Due to the size and mass of a train it can potentially destroy anything in its path—easily.… Read More

Deadly Train Fact #2: Trains cannot stop quickly

Think a train has plenty of time to stop? Think again.… Read More

GO Transit safety officer discusses why being railsafe saves lives

GO Transit special constable and safety officer, Peter Mohyla, reflects on his 28 year career in the rail industry, and discusses the dangers of trespassing on railway property and ignoring the signs and signals at level crossings.

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