Some extra attention is needed when you are walking near by a railroad on playing kids. They are not (fully) aware of the great danger of passing trains. Though their parents are responsible adults needs to pay attention because parents can not always keep an eye on their kids as well. It is therefore the adults priority to keep your eyes open on kids when they are near by a railroad track especilly when the grade crossing is unprotected. Then adults has to be alert for the kids to warn them and if nessecary bring them in safety away from that track (and oncoming train).
On heritage railways kids also needs be be watched when they are around a steam locomotive. The impact of a steam locomotive is even greater and became even greater due to the popular TV series of Thomas and Chuggington.
Thomas and Chuggington are populair TV series for kids. They have hugh impact on kids and boosts the desire to see steam trains running.
Though when kids are around a working steam locomotivethey always are afraid because of the sounds and noises the steam locomotive produces.
Be extra alert on kids.
KIds walking on the tracks needs direct attention and bring them in safety or call the police to take direct action.
The railroad track is an interesting “play ground”, the safety always comes first and try to keep kids away from all railroad tracks.
KIds are unaware of the danger the railroad has. They think a train is able to stop in time because they do not realise the distance a train need to have to stop completely. After all the driver could seen kids on time but the speed and weight a trains has will not let the driver stop on time with all disarterous consequences as result.
Having fun results also in the lost of attention of any oncoming train how so ever.
The platform spotters
Grade crossing, level crossings and railroad crossing