Operation Lifesaver Inc.

In 1975 Dale Dannewitz had a three-week stint on the railroad, then began his locomotive engineer career in 1978. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)

After Nearly 50 Years of Service, BNSF Engineer Dale Dannewitz Retires

It was 1976, a year when there was a resurgence of leisure train travel with the start of Amtrak, when Class I railroads in the Northeast joined to form Conrail, and railroads across the nation debuted patriotic livery paint schemes in honor of America’s bicentennial. And in Minot, N.Dak., a young Dale Dannewitz started his railroading career that would span nearly a half century.

OLI Awards $220K for Rail Safety Campaigns

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh, has awarded $220,000 in competitive rail safety awareness grants to Operation Lifesaver programs in

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Class I Briefs: BNSF, UP

BNSF recognizes work teams with Safety Bells. Also, Union Pacific (UP) teams up with Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and the Victoria Police Department for a Railroad Investigation and Safety Course.

OLI Issues Rail Safety Week 2023 Report

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has published a results report on this year’s observance of Rail Safety Week (Sept. 18-24, 2023), which it said “reached millions of people with lifesaving rail safety messaging”

OLI Releases 50th Anniversary Annual Report

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has published its 2022 Annual Report, celebrating 50 years of empowering the public “to make safe choices when driving or walking near tracks and trains.”

OLI’s “The Risk Is Real” PSA is available in 60, 30 and 20-second versions. (Video screengrab courtesy of OLI)

Watch: OLI’s New ‘The Risk Is Real’ PSA

Ahead of Rail Safety Week, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has released a new public service announcement (PSA) in English and Spanish to illustrate the consequences of unsafe choices around railroad tracks and crossings.

OLI Releases New Transit Rail Safety Posters

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Sept. 5 released five new transit posters in English and Spanish for nationwide use reminding transit riders to make safe choices when traveling on transit and commuter