Operation Lifesaver to Promote Railroad Safety with Special Train this Weekend

The Delaware & Raritan River Railroad along with The New Jersey Operation Lifesaver will be operating a special train between Jamesburg and Farmingdale this weekend from on June 15 and June 16, the railroad announced this week.

A locomotive and caboose will be on display for the public to stop by to learn more about the Operation Lifesaver program. The route will begin in Jamesburg on Saturday and Farmingdale on Sunday, with stops through Tennent, and Freehold.

Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit organization that provides free public education and awareness programs in states across the U.S. to prevent collisions, injuries, and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway- rail grade crossings.

“Each year more than fifty people in New Jersey are killed or injured at highway-rail crossings and at other locations along railroad tracks,” the organization states on its website. “Many people are unaware that trains cannot stop quickly to avoid collisions. They take chances by ignoring warning signs, disregarding signals, going around lowered gates, stopping on the track, or simply failing to pay attention when approaching highway-rail crossings. People also make the potentially fatal mistake of using railroad tracks as shortcuts or as places to walk or run for recreation. They may not realize that walking on train tracks is dangerous, or understand how quickly and quietly a train can approach.”

Check out the schedule below:

Saturday June 15th

Jamesburg, NJ – Church Street 8:00AM-10:00AM

Tennent, NJ – Reed & Perrine 396 Main Street 10:30AM-12:00PM

Freehold, NJ – Broad Street 12:30PM-2:00PM

Farmingdale, NJ – Railroad Ave 2:30PM-4:00PM

Sunday June 16th

Farmingdale, NJ – Railroad Ave 9:00AM-11:00AM

Freehold, NJ – Broad Street 11:30AM-1:00PM

Tennent, NJ – Reed & Perrine 396 Main Street 1:30PM-3:00PM

Jamesburg, NJ – Church Street 3:30PM-5:00P

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