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OPERATION LIFESAVER TRAIN BRINGS SAFETY MESSAGE TO DELAWARE, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITIES

 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A special Operation Lifesaver safety train sponsored by Conrail (NYSE: CRR) will visit various sites in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania in September to remind motorists and pedestrians of the dangers of ignoring railroad crossing warning devices and trespassing on railroad property.
 The train, which consists of a locomotive, a 50-foot boxcar and a caboose, contains exhibits about safe conduct on or near railroad property. It also highlights environmental and community education initiatives sponsored by the railroad. The train is sponsored by Conrail's Philadelphia Division Safety Department with support from the company's Mechanical Department. It is staffed by volunteers from the division.
 "Safety is our number one priority at Conrail," said Robert Maloskey, division safety coordinator. "We work hard to educate the public about the dangers of ignoring railroad crossing warning devices and trespassing on railroad property. Our message is straightforward -- look, listen and live at railroad crossings and don't trespass on railroad property."
 The train will visit various New Jersey Transit stations, local festivals and the National Park Service's Steamtown during its month- long education sessions.
 The train will be at the following locations:
 -- Sept. 4-5 -- Morris Plains, N.J., New Jersey Transit Station, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 -- Sept. 11 -- Hoboken, N.J., New Jersey Transit Terminal, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 -- Sept. 12 -- Netcong, N.J., New Jersey Transit Station, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 -- Sept. 17-19 -- Scranton, Pa., Steamtown, all day
 -- Sept. 25 -- Harrington, Del., Heritage Days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 Conrail operates a rail-freight transportation network in 14 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia, and the Province of Quebec.
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 /CONTACT: Andrea L. Just or Christine A. Wagner of Conrail, 215-209-4594/
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