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Attorney speaks out for railroad safety after fatal crash - WDEF

When you drive over railroad tracks, sometimes you'll see crossing arms and flashing lights. Attorney Pamela Rymer O'Dwyer thinks railroad safety is very important.

Truck hit by train carrying GOP lawmakers was in crossing ...

The train carrying members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia last month struck a garbage truck that had entered a railroad crossing after safety gates had come down, according to a new report released Wednesday.

FHWA - MUTCD - 2003 Edition Revision 1 Chapter 8B

Chapter 8B. Signs and Markings Section 8B.01 Purpose. Support: Passive traffic control systems, consisting of signs and pavement markings, identify and direct attention to the location of a highway-rail grade crossing and advise motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to take appropriate action.

Train Safety Statistics: Are Railroads Dangerous?

Taking the train is safer than you might think, an examination of accident data reveals.

Ex-railroad worker who cut signal wires on train tracks faces ...

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A former railroad worker caught cutting safety signal wires will be sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 10, in federal court. Jeffrey Alan Taylor, who maintained railroad signal wires for about 15 years, earlier pleaded guilty to impairing a railroad safety signal, a potential 20-year ...

Fox River Grove bus-train crash 20 years ago resulted in ...

It was just after 7 a.m. on Oct. 25, 1995, when a Metra express train, operated by Union Pacific Railroad Co., slammed into the rear of a school bus operated by Districts 47 and 155 at the grade crossing at Algonquin Road.

Man struck and killed by train after illegally driving around ...

A man was struck and killed by a train early Saturday after he drove his vehicle around railroad crossing gates in Lake Worth.

Safety & Security - Caltrain

Other Safety Sites Common Sense: Use it Public safety campaign designed to remind each and every one of us to use this often overlooked and underrated human faculty, especially around railroad tracks.

Winter Haven drivers push for answers after CSX delays ...

Frustration is growing in a Winter Haven neighborhood, where a primary railroad crossing is shut down.

Railroad switch - Wikipedia

A railroad switch (AE), turnout, or [set of] points (BE) is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

Kids Page - Railroad Crossing Safety

Railroad Crossing Signs & Signals and What They Mean; Signs & Signals Meaning; This sign means you are coming to a railroad crossing. Always look both ways and listen carefully to be sure a train is not coming from either direction before crossing the tracks.

BNSF - Railroad Grade Crossings

Our network includes over 25,800 grade crossings. Promoting grade-crossing safety is an essential part of our operation and culture.

Wigwag (railroad) - Wikipedia

Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Why We're Here. Our mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad property through a nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety.

Railroad Crossing - AAA Digest of Motor Laws

Arizona. A person approaching a railroad grade crossing shall stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail of the railroad and may not proceed if a clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a train, a crossing gate is lowered or a human flagman gives or continues to ...

R.J. Corman Railroad Group - Official Site

Vision & Safety Our vision is to be the BEST service provider to the railroad and related industries. SAFETY is our highest priority.

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