News Category: trains

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

3 easy-to-follow rail safety resolutions

A new year = new resolutions, are we right? If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, don’t worry—we‘ve got you covered. Eating better and exercising more always make the list, but this year, tack on another lifesaver: pledge to be rail safe!… Read More

Operation Lifesaver’s 2016 rail safety wish list

Tis the season to kick back with family and friends and take in all that the holidays have to offer. For many, that includes looking forward to seeing how many wish list items make it under the tree. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a wish list of our own.… 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

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

Back to School Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts—Part 2

School is back in session, and with that comes a new year of good times and making memories with friends. Keep the memory bank stacked by knowing what’s what in this second instalment of Back to School Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts.… Read More

Being distracted near the tracks can kill you

It’s really a no-brainer: Two hands on the wheel and two eyes paying attention to what’s ahead of you is all you need to worry about when you’re behind the wheel. Remember: Your phone can wait – a train going through a level crossing can’t.… Read More

Summer Activity Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts

It’s a fact: Summer in Canada is a short-lived season, unfortunately. Make the best of it by getting out and enjoying all it has to offer, but please remember that wherever you summer plans lead you—make rail safety a priority. Don’t let a decision to trespass on railway tracks or property be the last one you ever make.… Read More

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