News Category: railway safety

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

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

Find adventure elsewhere – don’t die in a train tunnel

If it’s a thrill-seeking adventure you’re after, you won’t find it in a train tunnel. You’d not only be trespassing, you’d also be gambling with your life. Don’t believe us? Give this a watch, and then find your thrills somewhere less life-threatening.… Read More

February rail safety stats: crossing incidents are on the rise in 2017

According to February’s railway safety statistics, crossing incidents are on the rise in Canada in 2017 compared to the same time last year. That’s an alarming kick-off to the year and it’s going to take a group effort to buck this trend.… 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

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

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