Rail Fan Safety

 

EMERGENCY UNION PACIFIC PHONE NUMBERS

For suspicious activities on Union Pacific trains or property such as open loaded railcars or containers, vandalized track or signals, or to
report environmental incidents such as hazardous materials releases
please call 1-888-877-7267

UNION PACIFIC GRADE CROSSING BLOCKED OR DAMAGED

Emergency number to call for grade crossing
blockages or damage, please call 1-800-848-8715.
(I suppose example would be on FM2854 Low Boy Flat bed Bottomed out and was torn from tractor and fell across mainline)

Grade crossings with active warning devices such as lights and gates have signs attached to support pole with phone number to call and each crossing has assigned location number on sign. If sign is missing then check the big metal shed with crossing controls inside for phone number and location number stenciled on side. Recently when I found where gate had been hit and broken off ( And hit by train) it was not 3 minutes after I called it in before I heard dispatcher giving slow order to 15 MPH to train approaching and within 30 minutes signal maintainer hi railed up to repair (replace in this case) gate. Highway speed limit was 55MPH at this location.

BNSF EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

To report existing or potential emergency ie, hazardous materials leak, broken wheels, open full containers etc., blocked or damaged crossings. 1-800-832-5452


BNSF also has signs at crossings with active warning devices with phone# and location # to call in malfunctions.

ERG 2008 (Don't be trackside without it)

You can perhaps find in a truck stop. You can order here online!!
Phone # is 1-877-564-2333



Also info available at US Department Of Transportation( Download Mobile Version For Windows PC Here):
http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/erg/gydebook.htm

Various HAZ Mat Downloads Available Here


http://hazmat.dot.gov/enforce/forms/ohmforms.htm
Hope this helps those interested!

Updated September 7 , 2014

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