Saturday, January 22, 2011

Training in Sacramento

The El Dorado Western Railway maintenance-of-way crew took part in safety training for track workers today. Crews from three railroads, including the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad and the Sacramento Southern Railroad, participated in the training session at California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

Situational awareness is the watch-word for railroad track workers. Track workers must always be aware of on-coming rail traffic and know how to secure authorization to work on or alongside the rails. Safely takes precedence on any railroad.