This week is National Rail Safety Week, a week-long awareness campaign supported by the Operation Lifesaver, Inc. non-profit. This week is important as it raises awareness of the need for rail safety education and how to keep save near highway-railroad crossings. Last year there were 2,216 highway-railroad crossing collisions with hundreds of deaths across the country. As part of the awareness campaigns of past, OLI issued this 36-card set in 1993 with locomotives from the major companies and catchy slogans on the back on how to stay safe around railroad tracks. In the early 1990's anything and everything was printed on trading cards and this set was no exception. This "Limited Edition" set is a must have for rail fans like myself. Remember:
- Railroad tracks are meant for trains, not walking laines. Look, Listen and Live!
- Trains and games don't go together. Find a safer place to play.
- It only takes your car about 200 fee to stop at 55 mph. A train takes 8000 feet to stop.
- When you approach a highway-rail grade crossing turn down your radio so you can hear the train whistle.
Probably the most famous train-track movies out there has to be Stand By Me