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The AskRail® app is a safety tool that provides first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency. AskRail is a backup resource if information from the train conductor or train consist is not available.

Benefits of Ask Rail

  • Access to the real-time date about contents of railcars
  • Search to see whether a train is carrying dangerous goods 
  • View railroad emergency contact information 

Are you a community emergency responder who wants to access this information? Send an email to AskRail.