Safety

Graphic billboards showing a cast on a person’s leg with the caption, “I raced a train and all I got was this lousy full-body cast”; two feet poking out from…
Chicago is the railroad crossroads of the nation, with hundreds of freight and passenger trains rolling on the region’s vast network of lines virtually 24 hours a day. In a…
Expediting repairs on 2,000 feet of right-of-way, including track restoration, reinstalled signals, and catenary replacement, Metro-North said it expects to restore full service on its New Haven Line on Wednesday,…
Handling problems with the Front Row Motorsports no. 34 Ford Fusion may have kept driver David Ragan from running near the front of the 22-car field during the May 18…
Updated Monday, May 20, 2013 At the height of the Friday, May 17 evening rush hour, an outbound MTA Metro-North Railroad M8 electric multiple-unit train carrying 300 passengers derailed, sideswiping…
Full subway service on the A line to the Rockaways in Queens, N.Y., will resume on May 30, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority twittered Thursday, May 16, preceding a formal announcement…
The North County Transit District (NCTD) announced Thursday, May 16, its SPRINTER diesel light rail transit (DLRT) service would resume operations at 4:33 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday, May 18, restoring…
David Ragan, driver of the no. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion, will be running his 850-hp racecar with CSX’s “Play It Safe” colors in the Saturday, May 18 NASCAR…
Union Pacific has named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a…
“Here’s looking at you, kid,” is a cherished line from the movie Casablanca,but when the looking is through a hidden camera lens in the locker room or even visibly trained…
Hands-on safety training was a key feature at Union Pacific’s recent ethanol rail safety conference. Approximately 90 participants representing more than 15 ethanol shippers traveled from a 500-mile radius to…
Canadian Pacific Police Service officers were out in force on May 7, Operation Lifesaver’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, at five locations along the railroad’s U.S. network to enforce grade-crossing…
Norfolk Southern has awarded its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 54 customers for safe handling of chemical products during 2012.
In a spectacular green-white-checkers finish, David Ragan drove his no. 34 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Farm Rich Ford Fusion to a thrilling victory in the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on May 3 issued an industry-wide safety advisory to warn about safety hazards associated with flat switching operations on railroads.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. programs and partners across the U.S. will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on Tuesday, May 7, with a variety of events to illustrate the importance…
Among those recognized with various awards April 30 (including Railway Age's own Short Line Railroad of the Year and Regional Railroad of the Year honors) during the American Short Line…
The Surface Transportation Board announced May 1 that it has denied Union 
Pacific’s (UP) petition requesting that the Board find
 reasonable certain UP tariff provisions requiring shippers of
 Toxic-by-Inhalation Hazardous…
David Ragan, driving the no. 34 CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion, lined up 20th for the April 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway…
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Wednesday recognized the industry's overall safety achievements by highlighting best safety practices accomplishments at the Railroad Safety Leadership Forum, in Chicago. The focus of…
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