Saturday, June 5, 2010

Union Pacific Railroad Free Train Rides

Free Train Ride

Idaho Operation Lifesaver in cooperation with Union Pacific Railroad will be giving FREE train rides to the public June 22nd on the Rathdrum Prairie.

The train, part of the Union Pacific Railroad�s Heritage fleet, will include a coach car, two dome liners, a business car and locomotives on both ends. Seating is limited to 150 people. The train will be picking people up and returning them to their boarding location.

Date Location
6/22/2010 Rathdrum Prairie, UPRR railroad tracks on Greensferry between Hayden and Prairie, Departure times for the rides are 10 AM, 11 AM & 12 Noon.

Tickets may be picked up on a first come first served basis June 8th at the Idaho State Police Office, 615 W. Wilbur Ave. in Coeur d�Alene beginning at 10 AM.

Union Pacific Railroad is providing the equipment as part of their effort to increase public awareness of the potential dangers that exist around highway rail intersections and railroad right of ways.

During 2008, there were 2,391 collisions between motorists and train resulting in 286 fatalities and 935 people seriously injured. Another 878 pedestrians were hit by trains resulting in 453 deaths and 425 people injured.

Idaho Operation Lifesaver is a state organization dedicated to eliminating senseless collisions, injuries and deaths at highway rail intersections. The program is sponsored by city, county and state law enforcement, state and federal agencies, the railroads in Idaho and community volunteers.

Idaho Operation Lifesaver urges all motorist to LOOK LISTEN and LIVE at all highway rail intersections.

For additional information, contact Idaho Operation Lifesaver at 208-236-5626