We had a very fun last week at the cottage. On the third day we went on a 2 hour trip looking at all the tracks around the area. We saw 3 tracks and they were all CP.
But we didn't see any trains. We did see a light maintenance vehicle. On the last day we went to the Wilkinson crossing one last time and we saw our last train there ever. It was a big, long CP freight train. I felt sad and happy. Happy because we saw the train and sad because we were leaving.
I miss the cottage and all the tracks around it. I hope we will discover more tracks soon.
This will be my last weekend EVER at my cottage. It's sold. I am sad to say goodbye. I am also sad to say goodbye to Wilkinson, the first rail crossing I've ever seen.
But there are other train crossings around and I can see them any time.
I can visit them in Toronto. I am starting school this week and even though I don't cross train tracks on my way to school lots of kids do.
That's why CP is starting a new campaign that's called See Tracks, Think Train.
That means stay aware of crossings and trains all the way to school if you're crossing the tracks. What I'm trying to say is, be safe around the tracks.
CP is asking kids and parents to take the Rail Safety Pledge. It's a promise to take the safest route all the way to school and back.
When I'm around tracks I'm going to be careful and cautious. When I see tracks, I'm going to think train.
I take the rail safety pledge.
Take your pledge too by using #SeeTracksThinkTrain on Twitter or Facebook.
Nathan is a 13 year-old boy who loves ALL trains. Especially freight trains. And especially CP Rail.