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50 Years of Rail Safety - Operation Lifesaver Timeline

Join us in celebrating #50YearsOfRailSafety throughout 2022.

Operation Lifesaver is a mission driven rail safety education non-profit powered by dedicated people. OL has a long, proud history of sharing the rail safety message.

With programs in 47 states and the District of Columbia, we're making a difference and saving lives in communities around the country.

How can you help #STOPTrackTragedies? Know the Facts. Recognize the Signs. Make Safe Choices. Share the Rail Safety message.

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Watch the January 2022 Washington, DC launch event for the Amtrak Commemorative Operation Lifesaver 50th Anniversary Locomotive.

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Take The Rail Safety Pledge

Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train.

Make your communities safer. Take the Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Pledge today!

You Can Help #STOPTrackTragedies.

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Play our Trivia Game! Test your rail safety and train trivia knowledge.

Each month during 2022, Operation Lifesaver is releasing a new online rail safety game! Share the link with friends and family and challenge them to compete.

Play this month's Train Track Trivia
Meet a Volunteer Operation Lifesaver's Authorized Volunteers, or OLAVs, give FREE rail safety presentations throughout the U.S.

Our OLAVs are the heart of Operation Lifesaver's rail safety education efforts. During OL's 50th Anniversary year we are highlighting 50 OLAVs over 50 weeks! Read why our amazing OLAVs volunteer to #STOPTrackTragedies.


Meet our OLAVs
Celebrate with Commemorative Merchandise Operation Lifesaver has 50th Anniversary Bags, Pins, Stickers and more.

Operation Lifesaver's Impact

For 50 years, Operation Lifesaver has shared the rail safety message in communities across the U.S. We do this through free in-person presentations, participation in events, and more.
Crossing Collisions have dropped 84% since Operation Lifesaver began. In 1972 there were 12,000 highway-rail crossing collisions in the U.S.


Find more rail safety statistics
Despite this improvement, every three hours in the U.S. A PERSON OR VEHICLE IS HIT BY A TRAIN.

YOU can help #STOPTrackTragedies!

Learn about safety near trains


Thank you to Norfolk Southern Corp. for your sponsorship!

Help us Celebrate #50YearsofRailSafety!

Become a Sponsor



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                                          Help #STOPTrackTragedies. Know the facts. Make good decisions. Share the message.

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