August 1, 2012
Staff Photo: John Bohn Paul Ward, of the National Safety Copuncil, photographs a train while joining law enforcement officials, emergency responders and other local, state and federal dignitaries aboard a special "Operation Lifesaver" Safety Train ride from Duluth to Taccoa Wednesday. The trip is designed to show community leaders and first responders what train crews see every day when motorists ignore signs and signals at highway-rail intersections.
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At least 28 law enforcement officials converged on Duluth Wednesday to board a train. Their objective: to witness firsthand the risks that drivers and pedestrians take when crossing the train tracks.