Trespasser strikes, the whole dirty truth

What I’m going to suggest will probably have the risk assessment people doubling over in laughter, but since I’m merely a retired locomotive engineer—not an attorney or a bean counter—my perspective is totally different. It’s void of possible legal implications and liability concerns that cause simple, straight forth suggestions from well-intentioned front line employees, to be summarily dismissed by management. Before you toss this in the mental wastebasket, please hear me out.

CSX, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports re-team for 2014 Sprint Cup season

After a successful season promoting public safety around railroad tracks with David Ragan in 2013, CSX will again partner with the race-winning driver and the Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 team for the NASCAR 2014 Sprint Cup Series season. The partnership will include primary sponsorship of Ragan’s Ford Fusion for four races—at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 23, Darlington Raceway April 12, Michigan International Speedway Aug. 17, and Richmond International Raceway Sept. 6. Ragan’s car will once again sport CSX’s distinctive blue and gold locomotive colors and “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” graphics.

David Ragan, CSX set to Play It Safe at Indianapolis

CSX and Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan will take to the famed Brickyard to remind fans to “Play It Safe” around railroad tracks. CSX is the primary sponsor of Ragan’s No. 34 Ford Fusion for the July 28 Samuel Deeds 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the premier events and venues in auto racing.

NS “training brains” with graphic public-safety billboards

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 a white sheet in a morgue with the tagline, “I raced a train and all I got was this lousy toe tag”; and depicting a cemetery headstone with the inscription, “I raced a train and all I got was this lousy tombstone”, are all part of Norfolk Southern’s “Train Your Brain” public safety program, which warns motorists and pedestrians of the (literally) grave consequences of disregarding railroad signals and trespassing on railroad property.

CSX Play It Safe campaign in national spotlight at NASCAR All Star Race

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 NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race, but they certainly didn’t keep CSX’s “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” public safety message out of the national spotlight.

Whatcha gonna do when CP’s cops come for you?

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 safety laws.

CSX “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion notches top-20 finish at Richmond

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 night race, the hood of his racecar freshly covered in signatures of fans who promised to be safe around railroad tracks—the main message of the Front Row Motorsports team’s partnership with CSX.

Dover: Teamwork, tenacity get Smith back on track

Railroaders and racers have many characteristics in common. Two of them are teamwork and tenacity. When trouble strikes, they rise to the occasion and band together, working safely and efficiently to recover and keep going.