This is a new permanent exhibition on railway safety produced by Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum in collaboration with Operation Lifesaver. This initiative promoted by CN is intended primarily for children aged 3 to 7 years old and their parents. It aims to encourage families to be vigilant around railway tracks and to teach safe practices near railway facilities to young children. This project was made possible through financial support from CN as well as other players in the rail industry, including the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT).
The exhibit, presented at Exporail’s Hays train station as an interactive course with railroad-themed decor, facilitates the understanding and application of safety messages. Joined by their parents, young visitors take on the role of apprentice locomotive engineer, using their imagination, senses and motor skills to complete eight challenges. It teaches them to detect danger when approaching train tracks and to recognize the safety signs and devices surrounding them. The whole visit provides an interactive, educational, fun and preventative railway safety experience. The museological approach was developed by the teams at Exporail and Operation Lifesaver under the museographical direction of Carrier Communication & Design.
Exporail would like to thank the donors who made this project possible: CN, Agence métropolitaine de transport, Cando Rail Services, Montreal Port Authority, Sydney Coal Railway (Logistec Corporation), Ontario Southland Railway, Tshiuetin Rail Transportation and The Canadian Heartland Training Railway Services Inc.