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Amtrak to Unveil One-of-a-Kind Locomotive on Wednesday

Parul Dubey on January 11, 2022 - in News, Rail

Filming opportunity at Washington Union Station

WASHINGTON – Amtrak will unveil a newly-painted locomotive in honor of the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver. Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver are partners in raising awareness of railroad safety. The specially painted locomotive will travel across the Amtrak national network with an important rail safety reminder.

WHO:                          Brief ceremony will introduce a one-of-a-kind Amtrak diesel locomotive.

Schedule of Speakers:

Amtrak President Stephen Gardner

Amtrak Executive Vice President, Chief Safety Officer Steve Predmore

Operation Lifesaver Board Chair Jo Strang

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Executive Director Rachel Maleh

WHAT:                       Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver officials will discuss rail safety partnership and introduce unique locomotive that will travel the country. 

WHEN:                       Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10 – 11 a.m. 

WHERE:                     Washington Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE

LIVESTREAM:           A livestream of the event will be available

CONTACTS:              Contact Kimberly Woods at Amtrak (MediaRelations@Amtrak.com or 202-536-7759) to discuss meeting location and other logistics.

BACKGROUND:

Amtrak is one of several partners with Operation Lifesaver, an organization started in 1972 with the goal to end collisions, deaths and injuries on and around railroad tracks and trains.

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Operation Lifesaver, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972,���is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. In 1986 the non-profit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. national office was created to help support and coordinate the efforts of state Operation Lifesaver programs, saving lives by sharing rail safety messages with audiences across the U.S. and beyond. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on social media via FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitterPinterest and YouTube.

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