News Category: Pedestrians

Train hopping is a dead pastime – try it and you could be too

You heard it here first: the whimsical practice of train hopping is dead. That’s right, this is no longer a relevant practice. In fact, those who continue to do it could face criminal charges and steep fines, suffer a life-changing injury, or die.… Read More

Your brush with death: see what it’s like to be hit by a train

Let’s be real—we’re all obsessed with our phones and are generally in a hurry to get where we’re going. This combination of distraction and impatience can lead to lapses in our better judgement.… Read More

Longtime railroader describes the trauma of responding to two fatalities in one year

You hear about it when you’re hired on with the railway. Incidents happen, it comes with the job. You hope it doesn’t happen to you. But when you experience firsthand two railway-related fatalities in just one year, how could someone not ultimately ask the question: Why?… Read More

Feel the terror of having your vehicle hit by a train

The gates are lowered, the lights are flashing… you know a train is coming, but you can’t wait. You’re already late. Do you gamble with driving around the lowered gates? You think you have time, so you chance it, but…you don’t make it.… Read More

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 #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

How to avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic

The statistics are alarming—distracted driving costs lives. We’ve seen it time and time again across Canada and we need to do something to stop these stats from rising. The message we are sending is simple: Two hands on the wheel and eyes on the road when you approach a railway crossing (and always)!… Read More

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