Last Saturday, we partnered up with Operation Lifesaver for National Rail Safety Week, an organization promoting railroad safety. We take safety extremely seriously on our railroad, it was fitting we partnered with them to teach rail safety to the public on our own railroad. We had a massive turnout and a lot of very happy faces, and our visitors left knowing how to stay safe around trains.
Did you know that at every railroad crossing, there is a blue sign with a phone number and a crossing identifier? If your car is stuck on the crossing, you can call that number and give them the crossing identifier and they will stop any trains in the vicinity to save your car.
Two Operation Lifesaver volunteers show the sign that tells you how to stop a freight train if your car gets stuck on a crossing
We had CA&E Car 458 ready to carry passengers.
Operation Lifesaver had a representative on every train to give a presentation on how to stay safe around train tracks
We had so many visitors that we brought out North Shore Line 715 to carry additional passengers