News Category: train tracks

What’s it like to respond to a railway incident? A CN constable shares her experience

When someone is killed or injured by a train the repercussions are felt by many. Families, railway employees, first responders and entire communities can be forever changed in the aftermath of an incident. For this week’s post, we asked Winnipeg-based, CN Rail Constable Lise Aquin to share what it’s like to be a first responder at a railway incident.… Read More

March rail safety statistics indicate increase in trespasser fatalities

Unfortunately, the month of March saw an increase in trespasser fatalities across Canada. This spike in numbers is a sombre reminder that knowing how to be rail safe near railway tracks and property is a vital life lesson.… 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

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

Railway safety and education, a number one priority for CN’s Cst. Richard Di Biase

This is a first for us, a guest blog from a valued member of the Operation Lifesaver community, Cst. Richard Di Biase of the CN Police Service.

Along with the City of Markham, Ontario, Cst. Di Biase spearheaded a new “See Tracks?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

Operation Lifesaver’s Valentine’s wish for you

Love is in the air today for Valentine’s Day and while you’re out and about, making your way to dates, dinner reservations and other good times, make sure you get there in one piece.… Read More

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