The number of railroad crossing collisions in Wisconsin was up 8 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. That according to the non-profit rail safety education organization “WI Operation Lifesaver”. There were a total of 46 at-grade collisions between motor vehicles and trains last year, with two deaths. Two other deaths were reported among rail trespass incidents. That compares to 8 rail trespass deaths in 2015. While the number of collisions was up in Wisconsin, nationally, railroad vs. vehicle accidents declined by 2 and a half percent. But the number of deaths nationally was up nearly 14 percent.