Safety is our top priority.
We operate short line railroads in nine states and have a strong commitment to the safety of our employees as well as the people in our communities. Railroads are not unsafe, but with such large machinery, they can be very unforgiving. That is why R. J. Corman partners with Operation Lifesaver to promote railroad and railroad crossing safety awareness. Many of our employees volunteer their own time to help educate children and adults about the dangers of unsafe activity on or near railroad tracks.
In 2014, the Federal Railroad Administration reported 849 railroad crossing injuries and 269 fatalities. Every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train.*
For your own safety and the safety of others, we ask that you keep the following in mind:
- Trespassing on any railroad property is illegal, dangerous and punishable by law.
- Only use designated highway and pedestrian railroad crossings.
- Always expect a train!
- Do not stand on or near the tracks. Passing trains can extend over 3 feet on either side of the track.
- Never attempt to out run a train - they often require hundreds of feet to stop and have locomotives that weigh over 20 tons.