After nearly three decades of providing a unique backdrop for municipalities, first responders, and residents to learn about the transportation of dangerous goods from TRANSCAER® members by travelling from town to town, TRANSCAER’s Safety Train, the CCPX 911, was officially retired on March 28, 2018.
June 26, 2019, it embarked on a new journey by road. It made its way to the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) grounds at Pearson International Airport where it will continue to serve its role training first responders on rail safety and the safe transportation of dangerous goods. It is already set to be used at a TRANSCAER event being hosted at FESTI from July 9-11, 2019.
Plans are in the works for CIAC and the Railway Association of Canada to work with FESTI to formally unveil the tank car in an official ceremony where members and government officials will be invited to attend.