For those interested Union Pacific Railroad along with Operation lifesaver will have a Safety/Officer on a train in Colorado following locations and times:
6/13 - 0900, 1200, 1500 Grand Jct to westwater and back.
Dept Grand Jct after last trip to Delta, travel on North Fork line to Delta, CO. 6/14 - 0900, 1200, 1500 Return to Delta after last tip. 6/15 - 0900, 1200, 1500 Grand Jct to Debeque and back, after last trip travel to Glenwood Springs, CO. 6/16 - 0800, 1030, 1300 Glenwood Springs to Dotsero and back. 6/17 - 0800 Travel to Winter Park, arrive 1130. 1145 Winter Park to Utah Jct, arrive 1500. Park at 36th Street overnight. 6/18 - 0900, 1200, 1500 Brighton to LaSalle and return; travel to LaSalle overnight after last trip. 6/19 - 0900, 1200, 1500 Greely to Carr and return; after last trip depart for Chicago. Union Pacific Railroad and Operation Lifesaver will have a CARE train (Crossing Accident and Reduction Enforcement train) on June 18, 2009 during the mid-day at city crossings.In Cedar City Utah
Please forgive my question, but what is Operation Lifesaver, and why will they have a Safety Officer on a train?
Operation Lifesaver is a National non-profit organization which promotes rail safety through education, engineering and enforcement. The majority of class one railroads along with others either works with them or provides some support along with state highway departments and other government agencies including the FRA. All 50 states now have presenters, which give safety presentations to the general public, children K3-K12, transit and professional drivers, along with other courses for first responders.
The Colorado train will be called either a Safety train or an Officer on the train (the slash between Safety and Officer).
There may be safety officers on board from different agencies or businesses such as trucking firms, transit or school buses along with members from state DOT or other businesses that use rail or have their employee work near or cross the local or area railroad lines.
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