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Safety & Security Bulletin from AAR - BNSF community initiative & Operation Lifesaver in Topeka


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Anyone can join NS's Protect the Line program
Expanding on a BNSF program, Norfolk Southern has unveiled a community-based rail security initiative. NS's Protect the Line program allows anyone who is a member, including rail fans, employees and others, to report suspicious activity around its railcars, tracks and yards. RailwayAge.com (5/14)  ? ? ? ? 

Operation Lifesaver educates children on rail safety in Topeka, Kan.
Kansas Operation Lifesaver taught children in Topeka, Kan., about the importance of staying safe along rail crossings by displaying a train-damaged passenger vehicle and explaining how to avoid such incidents. Events such as these that put wrecked cars on display are an effective method of spreading Operation Lifesaver's message, according to Darlene Osterhaus, executive director of Operation Lifesaver for Kansas. "It's like a (crowd) magnet," she said. The Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.) (5/12)  ?

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