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Did you Know?

How you can be a Life Saver

  1. Look before crossing tracks EVERY TIME....Any Time is Train Time!
  2. Watch Out - one standing train can hide another train on multiple track crossings
  3. Don't race the train - Even if it is a TIE, YOU LOSE!
  4. It is easy to misjudge the speed and distance of a train
  5. Don't stop on tracks. Watch traffic so you don't get boxed in
  6. If you stall on the tracks, Get Out Fast!

Two Types of Warning Signs

Passive Signs
Signs installed by State, County, and local agencies. These include painted pavement markings, Crossbuck, and Stop Signs which are required at all public crossings.
Active Signs
Installation of flashing lights or flashing lights with gates determined by State authorities. These warning devices are expensive and are primarily used at crossings with high volumes of vehicular traffic. The cost of these type of warning devices is around $100,000. The majority of the money comes from the federal government with the remainder coming from the state or local government.



A Picture is worth a thousand words!


Nationally, "Operation Lifesaver", is a continuing program to prevent accidents at the nation's 200,000 or more public Railroad / Highway Grade Crossings. Programs are presented to businesses, government, schools, and civic organizations to help explain the danger at Railroad Crossings.

If you would like to have an Operation Lifesaver program to be presented at your school or business, Please write to:

Arkansas Operation Lifesaver Presenters:
Jake Commer 
1604 West 31st  
Pine Bluff, AR. 71603
870-534-5497

Lynn Gaines
1803 Belmoor    
Pine Bluff, AR 71601 
870-536-7102 or 541-5402


OLINational Operation Lifesaver Web Site



Written by Wayne Beck (Switchman, Cotton Belt / U.P. RR)
01/21/04
You may send me E-Mail wbeck@email.com

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