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"Operation Lifesaver" rolls into Hattiesburg

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Local officials were able to gain a unique insight into the dangers of train trespassing Monday at the Hattiesburg Train Depot.  Mississippi's "Operation Lifesaver," in conjunction with the Norfolk Southern Railroad, cruised into town with an interactive train cart that allowed passengers to view what the conductor sees when operating a train.  During the train ride, local leaders and first responders were able to observe multiple monitors to view exactly how close pedestrians and motorists come to actually hitting a train. 

"Operation Lifesaver" is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing deaths and injuries on or near highway rail grade crossings.     

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