Information Bulletin: Boiler code standards for steam locomotives
This bulletin is being issued to safety officers and clients with respect to boiler standards for steam locomotives. This bulletin clarifies that the British Columbia Safety Authority is responsible for boiler safety for steam locomotives and also specifies what codes and standards apply to them.
Parts of the Boiler Code Regulation (B.C. Reg. 45/91 under the Railway Act) have been adopted under the Safety Standards Act via the Boiler Code Adoption Regulation (B.C Reg. 99/2004) which came into force April 01, 2004. Parts I, III and V of the Railway Act’s Boiler Code are adopted for steam locomotives in that regulation.
The Boiler Code, as adopted and in conjunction with the ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code, is the governing standard for the design, operation, maintenance, alteration and repair of steam locomotives that are within the jurisdiction of the Safety Standards Act.
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