Chapleau Trainmaster takes to Facebook to warn about train safety

Apr 9, 2017 @ 08:22

To all parents and teachers in Chapleau please speak to your children about staying away from the tracks. This evening at around 2100 I received a call advising me that several children(ages 11-14) were playing on the mainline from the station to the fuel stand and then across the yard towards the “big tank”. These kids were observed sitting between the rails, using scooters and balancing on the rail. The sickening feeling that passed through me when I heard this is hard to describe. As a company officer with CP I knew I had a train coming in, thankfully it was running late and the kids were gone when it arrived.

So parents/teachers please let the kids know how dangerous it is to be on or near the tracks, it is a completely unforgiving environment be playing around in.

If you have any questions please message me.

Thank you,

Ryan McCarthy
CP Trainmaster Chapleau

Here are a couple of links about rail safety geared towards children:

http://www.cpr.ca/en/safety/teaching-rail-safety

http://operationlifesaver.ca/…/parents-and-early-childhood…/

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