April 25, 2019

On Track With Trains

Mike Ferry and Tom Alexson, Jr.

Thomaston’s Railroad Museum of New England invited Safety Director Mike Ferry and Quarry Supervisor Tom Alexson, Jr., to educate its volunteers about safety issues working around big equipment – a fact of life at the museum. Ferry gave his perspective on managing safety risks and the dangers inherent around heavy equipment, while Alexson spoke from an operator’s perspective, addressing blind spots, rigging and crane safety. “This was one of the best classes I’ve ever been involved with,” said Alexson. “They were eager and asked lots of good questions. It felt very good to answer every question and help them get the job done safely.” Ferry and Alexson volunteered several hours on a Saturday, both in the museum and in the train yard.