Verbatim feedback: Railway consultation - Canadian Rail Operating Rules

The feedback received through the railway consultation has been reviewed and posted according to Technical Safety BC’s Content Submission Guidelines.

Includes comments received up to: November 23, 2018

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    Securing unattended equipment (Rule 112)

    Date Respondent Reasonableness Comments
    10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Reasonable N.E.T.S. operates a 112 year old streetcar. We have one car in operation and at all times the handbrakes are applied when not in use and we use air brakes at all other times. 
    11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable Rule 112 was revised in 2018 to make the rule easier to understand and to comply with and to increase the communication aspect between train crews. It is much more clear and concise now and not a burdensome rule 
    11/22/2018 Tolko Reasonable  
    11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Somewhat reasonable We operate a heritage train ride with a maximum of three passenger cars and one steam locomotive. The steam locomotive is not equipped with hand brakes.
    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Reasonable Preventing any "unintended movement" must be a prime concern on any railway facility.

    Number of crew members (Section M – General Rules)

    Date Respondent Reasonableness Comments
    10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Not applicable We do not carry dangerous goods.
    11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable  
    11/22/2018 Tolko Not applicable N/A
    11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A
    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A

    Locking unattended engines (Rule 62)

    Date Respondent Reasonableness Comments
    10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Reasonable The only time that our streetcar is unattended the air brakes as well as the handbrake are applied. The streetcar is housed in a locked and secure car barn when not in use. 
    11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable Good safety and security practice
    11/22/2018 Tolko Not applicable -
    11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Reasonable Steam locomotive cannot be secured by locking. Engine throttle is always locked by restricted access lock when engine not directly attended by engine staff.
    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Reasonable On heritage steam loco we lock throttle and fuel valve while unit unattended or in shop.

    Freight train requirements for TIBS (Rule 63)

    Date

    Respondent

    Reasonableness

    Comments

    10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Not applicable  
    11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable  
    11/22/2018 Tolko Not applicable -
    11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A
    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A


    Transfer requirements (Rule 64)

    Date

    Respondent

    Reasonableness

    Comments

    10/10/2018 22:18 NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY SOCIETY Not applicable  
    11/5/2018 Cando Rail Services Ltd Reasonable  
    11/22/2018 Tolko Not applicable -
    11/22/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A
    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Not applicable N/A

    Other comments on the CROR

    Date

    Respondent

    Comments

    11/23/2018 Anonymous (Heritage Railway) Following the rules will help prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities.