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RAIL SAFETY

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1970
CP's first official coal unit-train arrived at Roberts Bank,
near Vancouver, with 9,000 tonnes of coking coal from
Sparwood, B.C. The train - which consisted of 88 "bathtub"
gondola cars - made use of what was called "robot
technology"; in addition to a head-end locomotive, a radiocontrolled locomotive was placed elsewhere on the train to
better distribute power, and thus improve safety.

1999
The Railway Association of Canada's Dangerous Goods
Team was created in June 1999. This team provides
essential training and audit services to RAC's member
railways and assists them with regulatory compliance. Since
its inception, RAC's DG Team has held more than 1,200
TRANSCAER events to inform municipalities about the
products being transported through their communities.

People watch as the first shipment of coal from
the Kootenay region arrives at the Roberts Bank
Superport in Delta, B.C.

PHOTO: OPERATION LIFESAVER

2015
In collaboration with RAC and the Association of
American Railroads, Canada's railways launched the
AskRailTM mobile app, aimed at providing emergency
responders with real-time information about railcar contents
in the event of an emergency. ■

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1980
Operation
Lifesaver (OL),
an organization
jointly funded
by the Railway
Association of
Canada and
Transport Canada,
was founded in
1981. To this day,
OL's mission is to
teach Canadians
about rail crossing
safety, and to raise
awareness about
the dangers of
trespassing on
railway property.

RAC Dangerous Goods Specialist Curtis Myson (orange
vest) trains first responders at RAC's Railway Emergency
Response course at the Justice Institute of British
Columbia in September 2016.

Operation Lifesaver's logo, circa 1990.

An emergency responder connects to
the AskRail mobile app.

Railway Association of Canada / Association des chemins de fer du Canada

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2017

President’s message
Data: The next frontier of rail safety
Force to be reckoned with
Customer appreciation
100 years of rail safety
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2017 - intro
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover1
Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover2
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 3
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 4
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 5
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 6
Interchange - Summer 2017 - President’s message
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 8
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 9
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 10
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 11
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - 15
Interchange - Summer 2017 - Data: The next frontier of rail safety
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - 27
Interchange - Summer 2017 - Force to be reckoned with
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - 35
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 36
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 37
Interchange - Summer 2017 - Customer appreciation
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - 45
Interchange - Summer 2017 - 100 years of rail safety
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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Interchange - Summer 2017 - cover3
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