Wow. 526 killed on railroad tracks in 2014.

526 Dead on Railroad TracksWe have to be careful out there! Railroad tracks are great places – they are where we find trains, they move the commerce that powers the nation, and they keep us railfans fascinated with new and ever-changing technology. They are also dangerous places. Always respect the railroad track!

Read the article from the Toeldo Blade HERE. Many of the customers here at RailfanDepot are railfans. We like to think we are safe around the tracks, and indeed we are more aware than folks like the guy in the photo above. Mark Kalina Jr. lost his legs trying to take a shortcut around a train. We may be more aware than the average person who doesn’t follow trains… but we still need to be careful around railroad tracks.