Railroads have many safety rules and slogans, with good reason: they are dangerous places. Trains can’t stop quickly or swerve to avoid hitting someone, and tracks are easy to trip on. Keep in mind an old safety rule: “Expect equipment to move on any track, in any direction, at any time.” If you must cross a track, use the shortest route after looking both ways, step over the rails, and leave 15 feet between yourself and stopped rolling stock. Remember; railroads are private property and require legal permission to enter. Use your head around the railroad.