Safety Session

Safety Is Our Biggest Priority

At Winchester & Western, our attentiveness to workplace safety extends to every employee.  Our focus on operational excellence, coupled with extensive employee training, drives our ability to provide safe – and reliable – rail service to our customers.  As a result of our safety focus, human factor incidents are very rare. We are proud to share that we haven’t had a lost time accident in close to 30 years.

Additionally, Winchester & Western is dedicated to public awareness and prevention of rail accidents. We have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit safety education program. Winchester & Western employs certified volunteers who speak on behalf of Operation Lifesaver and share important information at schools and other public assemblies in the surrounding community.

Important message from the U.S Department of Transportation | Watch the video

No Lost Time Accidents in Nearly 30 Years.

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  1. Freight trains don’t travel at fixed times, and schedules for passenger trains change. Always expect a train at each highway-rail intersection.
  2. All train tracks are private property. Never walk on tracks; it’s illegal trespass and highly dangerous. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a trespasser or vehicle on the tracks it’s too late. It takes the average freight train traveling at 55 mph more than a mile—the length of 18 football fields—to stop. Trains cannot stop quickly enough to avoid a collision.  Learn more