Get our your cellphones, drivers. In the wake of the recent Amtrak derailment after collision with a heavy/oversize hauler under highway patrol escort near Halifax, N.C., FMCSA issued the visor card available for download above, containing not only the 7 steps in its title but, most importantly, emergency contact information for the railroads in the event a vehicles becomes disables on the tracks. Knowing numbers will only be as good as the amount of time you have before a train’s arrival, it’s nonetheless a great idea to program those numbers in your phone, just in case. Find them below.
“Provide the location, crossing number (if posted), and the name of the road or highway that crosses the tracks” if you ever (God forbid) have to call, “and be sure to specify that a vehicle is on the tracks!” That might go without saying. Nonetheless…
Amtrak — 800-331-0008
BNSF Railway — 800-832-5452
CSX — 800-232-0144
Canadian National — 800-465-9239
Canadian Pacific — 800-716-9132
Kansas City Southern — 800-892-6295
Norfolk Southern — 800-453-2530
Union Pacific — 888-877-7267
Safe hauling this weekend, drivers!