Locomotive and Car Moving Equipment Safety Guidelines

Technologies

Technologies

July 3, 2015

PART I - GENERAL

1. Short Title

1.1 For ease of reference, these rules Guidelines may be referred to as the "Locomotive and Car Moving Equipment Safety Guidelines

2. Scope

2.1 These Guidelines prescribe the minimum safety standards for locomotives and car moving equipment operated by railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of MOTI pursuant to the Railway Act (BC).

3. Definitions

In these Guidelines:

3.1 a) "bad order" means a locomotive or rail car mover having a defect as defined in Part III and Part VII of these Guidelines;

b) "bad order information system" means any method, computerized or otherwise, by which a railway company controls and protects the movement of a locomotive or rail car mover with defects;

3.2 "break" means a fracture resulting in complete separation into parts. The term "break" and "broken" are used interchangeably in these Guidelines;

3.3 "candela" means the unit of luminous intensity of a light source;

3.3.1car moving equipment” means a rail car mover or any other equipment used to move rolling stock but does not include a locomotive;

3.6 "certified inspector" means a person whom is qualified to perform safety inspection of locomotives and car moving equipment pursuant to subsection 6.1

3.7 "certified safety glazing material" means a glazing material that has been certified by the manufacturer as having met the testing requirements that is equivalent to, or exceeds North American standards;

3.8 "certificate" means a document that identifies the employee and the task(s) for which such employee is certified.

3.10 "cracked" means fractured without complete separation into parts;

3.12 "dBA" means an abbreviated symbol for a sound level measured on the "A" weighted slow response scale of a sound level meter;

3.20 "fire season" means the period of time from April 1st to October 31st;

3.23 "in service" means all locomotives and car moving equipment except those which are:

  1. "bad order" and/or being moved to another location for repair(s) as provided in 5.2 of these Guidelines;
  2. in a repair shop or on a repair track;
  3. on a storage track and are dead and drained;

3.26 "locomotive or engine" means a rail vehicle including cabcars propelled by any energy form, other than steam, intended for the propulsion and/or control of freight, passenger or service equipment. The term locomotive and engine are used interchangeably in these Guidelines;

3.28 "low level mode" means a sound level, intended for normal operation, of ninety six (96) dB(A) +6, -0, at any location on an arc of 30 meters (100 feet) radius, and subtended forward of the locomotive or rail car mover by angles 45 degrees to the left and to the right of the centerline of the track in the direction of travel;

3.28.1 “MOTI” means the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;

3.29 "operative" means a component or system is in a safe condition to perform its intended function;

3.31 "person in charge" means a certified person in accordance with subsection 6.1, appointed by a railway company to ensure the safe conduct of an operation or the work of employees;

3.32 "qualified person" means, in respect to a specified duty, a person who, because of knowledge, training and experience is qualified to perform that duty safely and properly;

3.33 "railway company" means a railway company subject to the Railway Act (BC);

3.34 "railway safety inspector" means an inspector designated pursuant to section 27 of the Railway Safety Act;

3.35 "safety control" means a device(s) which will cause a brake application to be initiated automatically if the locomotive or car moving equipment operator becomes incapacitated;

3.36 "safety defect" means any item or component that is defective on a locomotive or car mover as prescribed in Part III and Part VII of these Guidelines;

3.37 "safety inspection" means an examination of a locomotive or car mover for safety defects while stationary by a certified inspector or a person in charge as defined herein, to verify that it may move safely, and to identify those defects listed in Part III and Part VII of these Guidelines which may inhibit such movement and require correction. Safety inspections are intended to be of a visual nature;

3.39 "safety inspection record" means a record in hard copy form or otherwise, including a computer record, which attests that a safety inspection as defined herein was performed;

3.42 "yard service" means locomotives and car moving equipment involved exclusively in industrial switching.

4. Railway Company Responsibility

4.1 A railway company is responsible for the inspection and repair of all locomotives and car moving equipment to ensure safe operation. All components, appurtenances and control apparatuses of all locomotives and car moving equipment must be designed and maintained to perform their intended function.

5. Application of Safety Inspections and Movement Restrictions

5.1 A railway company shall ensure that locomotives and car moving equipment placed or continued in service are free from all safety defects described in Part III and Part VII of these Guidelines.

5.2 Locomotives and car moving equipment identified with safety defects may be moved for repair, when authorized by a person in charge, who shall ensure that:

  1. the locomotive or rail car mover is safe to move;
  2. a means to protect the locomotive's and car moving equipment safe movement is implemented, including, identifying to all employees involved the defects which restrict the locomotive(s) and car moving equipment movements, the designated location for repair and the name of the person in charge authorizing the movement; and,
  3. the movement of locomotive or car moving equipment with safety defects shall be controlled and protected by the use of a bad order information system, the appropriate records will be retained for a period of ninety two (92) days.

6. Certified Locomotive and Car Moving Equipment Inspector

6.1 A railway company shall ensure that certified inspectors are trained to perform safety inspections of locomotives and car moving equipment in compliance with these Guidelines. Certified inspectors must demonstrate to a railway company by means of oral or written examination and on-the-job performance, a knowledge and ability concerning safety inspection of railway locomotives and car moving equipment.

6.2 A railway company shall maintain a record of certified inspectors who perform safety inspections. This record shall be made available to a railway safety inspector upon request.

6.3 Certified inspectors shall be recertified if they have not been performing the duties prescribed in these Guidelines for a period extending over three years.

7. Safety Inspection

7.2 Safety inspection requirements:

  1. all locomotives placed in service shall receive a safety inspection at intervals not exceeding (45) days or 1080 operating hours, or a minimum of at least once per year.
  2. all car moving equipment shall receive a safety inspection based on manufacturers suggested service guidelines.

7.3 A railway company shall maintain a record of all locomotives and car moving equipment which received a safety inspection. This information will be retained for a minimum of (2) years for safety inspections and (1) year for pre-shift inspections. These will be made available to a railway safety inspector upon request.

7.5 After receiving a Safety Inspection the locomotive or car moving equipment operator shall be notified that a Safety Inspection has been made. Such notification shall include any information required for movement of safety defects as provided in Section 5.2 of these Guidelines.

8. Pre-Shift Inspection

8.1 When locomotives and car moving equipment are placed in service, or a locomotive or car moving equipment layover of more than 8 hours has occurred, the locomotive or car moving equipment shall, as a minimum requirement have a pre-shift inspection by either the locomotive, car moving equipment operator or other qualified person for those conditions listed in Appendix I.

8.2 The locomotive or car moving equipment operator shall be responsible for determining that the prescribed inspection has been completed prior to departure.

PART II - LOCOMOTIVES DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

10. Locomotive General Design

10.1 The locomotive shall be designed and constructed to provide for safe operation and protection of the operating crews and property from accidents caused by functional failure of locomotives.

10.2 (a) Locomotives

After January 1, 2015 new and remanufactured locomotives travelling at speeds exceeding 25 MPH (40 KPH) shall be designed and constructed as a minimum in accordance with the latest revision of the “Association of American Railroads Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices” (S-580) or to an equivalent standard to provide for safe operation and for the protection of operating crews, and property from accidents caused by functional failure of locomotives. Such standard shall be kept on file by the railway company and made available to the Department upon request. (Appendix II)

10.3 Passageways and walkways shall be properly treated with anti-skid decking to provide secure footing.

10.4 There shall be a continuous barrier across the full width of the end of a locomotive or a continuous barrier between locomotives.

11. Audible Signals

All locomotives must be equipped with horns and bells that meet the specifications of these Guidelines;

11.1.2 Controls

  1. The horn switch shall be located in such a manner as to allow for convenient access from the locomotive operator's normal working position.
  2. The control valve shall be located at or near the horn, to ensure a crisp sound and minimize the time delay response.

11.1.3 Location

The horn shall be mounted:

  • in the direction of travel
  • near the front of the roof
  • no further than 1.5 meter (5 feet) behind the rear of the cab
  • near the centerline of the locomotive with no obstructions or exhaust outlets ahead of or beside the horn.

11.1.4 Design Types

Locomotives shall be equipped with:

  1. one single five flute horn capable of producing two different sound levels-low level mode or high level mode; or
  2. two separate horns:
    1. one three or five flute horn that produces the low level mode; and
    2. one five flute horn that produces the high level mode;

11.1.5 Compliance

(a) When tested in an anechoic chamber meeting the requirements of ISO 3745 (18-22 deg C, 45%-65% rel. hum., 990-1025 millibars), the horn shall produce a minimum sound pressure level of 143 dB(A) at one meter from the front of the horn. The railway shall retain the horn manufacturers Certificate of Compliance and test records for not less than 10 years.

(b) On new and retrofitted locomotives, the railway must ensure that the horn design is certified and the installation is tested as per the requirements of these Guidelines.

11.2 Locomotives

All locomotives shall be equipped with a horn that is tuned in chords of not less than three tones meeting the following design criteria:

  1. a horn capable of producing a minimum sound level of 96 dB(A) at any location on an arc of 30 meters (100 feet) radius subtended forward of the locomotive by angles 45 degrees to the left and to the right of the centerline of the track in the direction of travel;
  2. the control of the horn shall be located to allow for convenient operation from the locomotive operator's normal operating location.

11.3 Bell

All locomotives operating in a controlling position shall be equipped with a bell, or other device capable of producing an equivalent sound, meeting the following design criteria:

  1. must produce a minimum sound level of 60 dBA at any location on an arc of 15 meters (50 feet) radius subtended forward of the locomotive by angles 45 degrees to the left and to the right of the centreline of the track in the direction of travel;
  2. the control of the bell shall be located to allow for convenient operation from the locomotive operator's normal operating location.

14. Safety Appliances

14.1 Safety appliances on locomotives shall be in compliance with "Railway Safety Appliance Standards Guidelines for Industrial Railways”

15. Spark Arresting Devices

15.1 Locomotives shall be equipped with a spark arresting device or a turbo-charger.

16. Illuminating Devices

16.1 Locomotives operating in a leading position shall be equipped with headlight(s) meeting the following design criteria:

  1. must be equipped with a minimum of one headlight that produces at least 200,000 candela;

  2. ii. headlight(s) on yard service locomotives must be aligned to centreline in the horizontal plane and depressed in the vertical plane to strike the rail at 91.5 metres (300 feet) ahead of the locomotive in the direction of travel;
  3. headlight(s) must be provided with a dimming device that reduces normal operating voltage in nominally 50%. The control of such device must be located to allow for convenient operation from the locomotive operator's normal operating location;
  4. locomotives must be equipped with a rear headlight or have an illuminating device to provide for a safe switching operation.

16.3 Locomotives operating in a controlling position must be equipped with means of illuminating the control instruments, meters and gauges to enable the locomotive operator to make accurate readings from the normal operating location without interfering with the operator's vision of track and signals.

17. Safety Glazing

17.1 Locomotives must be equipped with certified safety glazing material on all windows of the operating and/or occupied cabs.

18. Fail Safe Circuits and Systems

18.1 Any component of electrical or mechanical systems, vital to the safety of locomotive occupants or the general public, shall in the case of failure retain the locomotive in a safe operating condition.

19. Fuel Tanks

19.1 After January 1, 2015 fuel tanks, on new and remanufactured locomotives travelling at speeds exceeding 25 MPH (40 KPH) purchased subsequent to the approval of this Guideline, are to be of high impact resistant design which meet or exceed current Association of American Railroads Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices (S-5506).

19.2 Fuel tanks shall be provided with suitable liquid level gauges, so located that the fuel level in the tanks can be determined when the tanks are being filled. Gauges must be protected against accidental breakage where loss of fuel would be incurred.

20. Wheels and Axles

20.1 Traction motors support bearing, on new locomotives purchased subsequent to the approval of this Guideline, are to be of the roller bearing type.

PART III - LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS

21. Brake System

21.1 The brake system and all related components, including the handbrake, must be tested and maintained in operative condition, as per procedures issued by the railway company and identified in the company’s Railway Safety Management System.

22. Trucks

22.1 A railway company shall not place, or continue in service, a locomotive with any of the following truck related defects:

  1. truck frames, swing hangers, swing hanger pins or equalizers cracked or broken;
  2. suspension components such as coil or rubber springs, elliptic springs, snubbers and dampers must not be missing, cracked, broken or out of place and must be properly secured.

22.2 All components attached to the truck frames must be properly secured.

22.3 The bolster side bearing and pedestal clearances shall be maintained within manufacturer's specifications.

22.4 The truck frame, brake rigging and associated components of locomotives shall be kept free from accumulation of oil, grease and other combustible materials.

23. Wheels and Axles

23.1 A railway company shall not place, or continue in service, a locomotive with any of the following wheel defects:

  1. flange thickness of 7/8 inches (22.2 mm) or less;
  2. vertical flange of 1 inch (25.4 mm) or more;
  3. a flange height of 1 ½ inches (38.1 mm) or more measured from tread to the top of the flange;
  4.  
    1. a curved plate wheel with a rim thickness of 1 inch (25.4 mm) or less;
    2. a straight plate wheel with a rim thickness of 1 inch (25.4 mm) or less;
    3. a straight or curved plate wheel with a rim thickness of 3/4 inch (19.0 mm) or less, on locomotives used in yard services
  5. a flat spot of 2 ½ inches (63.5 mm) or more in length or, in the case of multiple flat spots, 2 inches (50.8 mm) or more in length;
  6. a gouge or chip in the flange that is more than 1 ½ inches (38.1 mm) in length and ½ inch (12.7 mm) in width;
  7. a shell of 2 ½ inches (63.5 mm) or more in length or, in the case of multiple shells, 2 inches (50.8 mm) or more in length;
  8. tread worn hollow 5/16 inch (7.9 mm) or more;
  9. a crack in the rim, plate or hub;
  10. a loose wheel;
  11. the variation in the circumference of wheels may not exceed ¼ " or 2 tapes on the same axle when applied or threaded.

23.2 A railway company shall not place or continue in service a locomotive with a traction motor support bearing that shows evidence of:

  1. signs of overheating;
  2. loose or missing bolts;
  3. oil leaking from reservoir;
  4. missing or defective reservoir filler cup, or drain plug not properly secured.

23.3 A railway company shall not place or continue in service a locomotive with any of the following journal bearing safety defects:

  1. a loose or damaged seal;
  2. loose or missing end cap bolt;
  3. signs of overheating; and
  4. a missing or defective gasket or drain plug not properly secured.

24. Draft Systems

24.1 A railway company shall not place or continue in service a locomotive with any of the following coupler related defects:

  1. a coupler shank that is bent out of alignment to the extent that the coupler will not couple automatically;
  2. a coupler knuckle that is broken or cracked on the inside pulling face of the knuckle, except that shrinkage cracks or hot tears that do not significantly reduce the strength of the knuckle shall not be considered cracked;
  3. a knuckle pin or thrower that is missing or inoperative;
  4. a coupler retaining pin lock that is missing or broken;
  5. a coupler with an inoperative lock lift or a coupler assembly that does not have anticreep protection to prevent unintentional unlocking of the coupler lock; locomotives in passenger service must be equipped with a device that locks the lock lift assembly to ensure prevention of unintentional uncoupling;
  6. a coupler lock that is missing, inoperative, bent, cracked or broken;
  7. a coupler not falling within the following heights above the rails, (except those by design and of which specifications will be filed with the MOTI):
    • minimum height: 31 ½ inches (800 mm);
    • maximum height: 34 ½ inches (876 mm);
  8. a coupler that has a crack in the area of the shank or head represented by the unshaded portion of figure 1, except that shrinkage cracks or hot tears that do not significantly reduce the strength of the coupler shall not be considered cracked;
  9. an inoperative uncoupling device.

24.2 A railway company shall not place or continue in service a locomotive with a draft arrangement that shows evidence of:

  1. a draft gear that is inoperative;
  2. a cracked or broken yoke;
  3. a vertical coupler pin retainer that is missing or defective;
  4. a draft gear carrier plate that is missing or has more than 25% of the fasteners loose or missing;
  5. a draft stop that is missing or broken to the extent that it no longer performs its design function.

25. Fuel Tanks

25.1 Exterior of fuel tanks of the locomotive shall be kept free from accumulation of oil, grease and other combustible material.

25.2 Fuel tanks, filling adapters, pumps, piping, valves and connections shall be kept free from leaks, properly secured and in operative condition.

25.3 The fuel tank vent must be kept clear of obstructions.

26. Internal Combustion Engines

26.1 The engine and engine room shall be kept free from accumulation of oil, grease, fuel oil, and other combustible material. Pollution control tanks shall be kept free from leakage and/or from overflow.

26.2 Locomotives operated in service during the fire season, shall have exhaust passages on the discharge side of spark arresting devices or turbo-chargers kept free of oil accumulation and carbonaceous deposits in excess of 1/8 inch (3 mm) in thickness.

27. Rail Clearance

27.1 No part or appliance of a locomotive, excepting wheels and flexible non metallic sand pipe extension tips, shall be less than 2 ½ inches (63 mm) above the top of the rail.

28. Windows

28.1 Windows on controlling locomotives, shall be kept clean and free from cracks or obstructions. All related components, on controlling locomotives, such as wipers, sun visors and defrosters shall be kept in operative condition.

29. Safety Control Equipment

29.1 A controlling locomotive shall not be placed in service other than in yard service, without an operative reset safety control.

29.2 A controlling locomotive in yard service which is not equipped with a reset safety control shall have an operative safety control foot pedal.

30. Safety Appliances

30.1 All safety appliances, as described in “Railway Safety Appliance Standards Guidelines for Industrial Railways”shall be kept in a safe and operative condition.

31. Speed Indicator

31.1 A controlling locomotive shall not be placed in service without operative speed indicator(s).

33. Audible Signals

33.1 All audible signal equipment on controlling locomotives shall be in operative condition.

34. Illuminating Devices

34.1 All illuminating devices shall be secured and be in operative condition.

PART IV - LOCOMOTIVE AND CAR MOVING EQUIPMENT FILING REQUIREMENTS

35. Filing Requirements with the BCSA

35.1 A railway company shall maintain specification records for each of its locomotives or car moving equipment. These records shall be made available to the BCSA upon request. (Appendix II)

35.2 A railway company shall retain on file and provide to the BCSA upon request the following safety guidelines and procedures as amended:

  1. specifications for couplers not falling within the following heights above the rails;
    • minimum height - 31 ½ inches (800 mm);
    • maximum height -34 ½ inches (876 mm);
  2. testing procedures for reset safety control systems;
  3. method of testing window and door safety glazing;
  4. testing procedures for audible signals.

35.4 A railway company if requested, shall file with the BCSA a full description of the training program and criteria used:

  1. to perform safety inspections, and;
  2. to perform pre-departure inspections in accordance with Appendix 1.

35.5 A railway company may operate locomotives or rail car movers with advanced technology/operational improvements provided that the testing and operating procedures have been filed with the BCSA thirty (30) days prior to testing and placing in service.

 

PART VI – CAR MOVING EQUIPMENT DESIGN CRITERIA

 

General Requirements

38 Car moving equipment used by industrial railways, as a minimum, shall be designed and constructed to provide for safe operation and for the protection of the operating crews and property from accidents caused by the functional failure of the equipment.

 

Audible Signals

38.1

  1. Car moving equipment shall be equipped with a horn that is tuned in chords of not less than three tones.
  2. The horn shall produce a minimum sound level of 96 dBA at any location on an arc of 30.5 meters (100 feet) radius subtended forward of the rail car mover by angles 45 degrees to the left and to the right of the centerline of the track in the direction of travel.
  3. The control of the horn shall be located to permit convenient operation from the equipment operator’s normal location.
  4. Electronic horns with the characteristics as outline in 38.1 (b) shall be acceptable for use on car mover equipment.

 

Safety Appliances

38.3 Car moving equipment safety appliances shall be in compliance with the Railway Safety Appliance Guidelines for Industrial Railways.

 

Spark Arresting Devices

38.6 Car moving equipment not equipped with a turbo-charger shall be equipped with a spark arresting device.

 

Illuminating Devices

  1. (a) Car moving equipment shall be equipped with headlight(s) meeting the following design criteria:
  1. a minimum of one headlight that produces at sufficient illumination to safely operate the equipment during the hours of darkness;
  2. the headlight(s) shall be aligned to the centerline in the horizontal pane and depressed in the vertical plane to strike the rail at 91.5 meters (300 feet) ahead of the equipment in the direction of travel;
  3. the control of the dimming device shall be located to permit convenient operation from the equipment operator’s normal location;
  4. car moving equipment shall be equipped with a rear headlight or have illumination device to provide for safe switching; and
  5. car moving equipment shall be equipped with a means of illuminating the control instruments, meters and gauges to enable the equipment operator to make accurate readings from the normal operating location without interfering with the operator’s vision of the track and signals.

Safety Glazing

38.8 Car moving equipment shall be equipped with safety glazing material on all windows of the operating or occupied cabs.

 

Fail Safe Circuits and Systems

38.9 Any component of electrical or mechanical systems, essential to the safety of the equipment’s occupants, shall in the case of failure retain the equipment in a safe operating condition.

 

Fuel Tank Gauges

38.10

  1. Fuel tanks shall be provided with suitable liquid level gauges, so located that the fuel level in the tanks can be determined when the tanks are being filled.
  2. Fuel gauges shall be protected against accidental breakage where the loss of fuel would be incurred.

 

Brakes

38.11

  1. Car mover equipment equipped with air brake systems shall have the capacity sufficient to stop and hold the movement of the maximum number of cars the railway intends to move in one movement on the steepest down grade of the railway.

 

Car Moving Winches Design Criteria

 

Winch Anchors

38.12 Winch anchors shall be mounted with secure fittings to withstand 1.5% of the load placed upon them.

 

Winch Controls

38.13

  1. Winch controls shall be spring loaded.
  2. Winch controls shall fail safe so that the failure of any control component the winch shall stop moving.
  3. Winch Controls shall be located clear of any equipment being moved.
  4. Winch controls shall not be located in line with the winch cable.

 

Winch Cables

38.14

  1. Winch cables shall be designed to withstand 1.5% of the expected load.
  2. Winch cables shall have a proof of a test of destruction in accordance with subsection
  3. .
  4. Winch cables exhibiting more than 3 broken wires in a strand or a reduction in total
  5. strength of the cable of .25% shall be removed from service.
  6. Cables exhibiting broken wires shall have the breaks tucked back into the lay of the cable.
  7. Cables exhibiting permanent distortions shall not be used.
  8. Cables exhibiting rust between the lays shall not be used.
  9. Cable design shall resist twisting while in service.

Cable Fittings

38.15

  1. Distorted cable fitting shall not be used.
  2. Cable fittings shall be designed to withstand 1.5% of the load expected to be placed upon them.
  3. Cable fittings shall be proof tested and certified prior to their use in accordance with subsection (a).
  4. Cable anchors and end fittings shall not distort the “live” end of the cable and withstand 1.5% of the expected load.

 

PART VII - CAR MOVING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

Walkway Surfaces

39 Passageways and walkways shall be treated with anti-skid material to provide secure footing.

 

Audible Signals

39.1 Audible signal equipment on car movers shall be maintained in operating condition.

 

Draft Systems Rejection Criteria

39.2

  1. An industrial railway shall not place or continue in service any car moving equipment with any of the following coupler related defects:
    1. a coupler shank that is bent out of alignment to the extent that the coupler will not couple automatically;
    2. a coupler knuckle that is broken or cracked on the inside pulling face of the knuckle, except that shrinkage cracks or hot tears that do not significantly reduce the strength of the knuckle shall not be considered cracked;
    3. a knuckle pin or thrower that is missing or inoperative;
    4. a coupler retaining pin lock that is missing;
    5. a coupler pin with an inoperative lock lift or a coupler assembly that does not have anti-creep protection or prevent unintentional unlocking of the coupler lock.
  2. A coupler not falling within the following heights above the rails:
    1. minimum height of 31 1/2 inches (800 mm), and
    2. maximum height of 34 1/2 inches (876 mm).
  3. A coupler that has a crack in the area of the shank or head represented by the un-shaded portion of Figure 1, except that shrinkage cracks or hot tears that do not significantly reduce the strength of the coupler shall not be considered cracked.

 

 

Illumination

39.3 Headlight(s) on car mover equipment shall maintained in an operating condition.

 

Testing of Braking Systems

39.4 The brake system and all related components, including the handbrakes shall be tested and maintained in an operative condition in accordance with the procedures referenced in the industrial railways Safety Management System documents.

 

Safety Glazing

39.5 Car moving equipment shall be equipped with safety glazing material on all windows of the operating or occupied cabs.

 

Wheels and Axles

39.6 Car mover equipment rail wheels and axles shall be maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

 

Windows

39.7 Windows on car mover equipment shall be kept clean and free from cracks or obstructions.

 

Window Fittings

39.8 Components related to windows on car mover equipment such as wipers, sun visors and defrosters shall be maintained in operative condition.

 

APPENDIX I/II FOR RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

Appendix I: Pre-Shift Inspection by a Locomotive Operator or Other Qualified Person

As per subsection 8.1, a pre-shift inspection of locomotive(s) or car mover equipment shall be performed by the locomotive, car mover equipment operator or other qualified person for the following:

  1. brake test including the operation of the safety control system;
  2. hand brake;
  3. headlights;
  4. trucks and running gear;
  5. any other apparent safety hazard likely to cause an accident or casualty.

2. Exceptions are to be reported for correction.

Appendix II: Locomotive Specification Records

A railway company shall maintain specification records, as referenced in the "Locomotive and Car Moving Equipment Safety Guidelines”, Part IV, for each of its owned or leased locomotives. This information will be made available to the BCSA upon request.

A railway company shall retain records of any alternations which affect data recorded;

  • Loco Number
    • Loco Initial
    • Loco Type
    • Loco Propulsion
  • Operating Railway
    • Built By
    • Date
  • Number and type of traction motors
  • Engine, type and horsepower
  • Locomotive brake equipment type
  • Type of safety control system
  • Anti-climber arrangement designed to withstand a minimum of (enter data) pounds
  • Collision posts designed to withstand a longitudinal force of (enter data) pounds each at 30 inches above the deck and (enter data) pounds at the underframe.
  • Short hood structured-facing area skin is equivalent to (enter data) steel plate psi yield strength.
  • Total weight in working order (enter data) pounds
  • Starting tractive effort at (enter data) % adhesion (enter data) pounds
  • AAR requirement for fuel tanks
  • Pilot Type
    • Front
    • Rear