Locomotive Filing Requirements (Part IV)

35. Filing Requirements with the Department

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

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

  1. event recorder functional specifications and design criteria;
  2. design specifications for the configuration of speed indicators and cab speakers on passenger locomotives;
  3. 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);
  4. testing procedures for reset safety control systems;
  5. method of testing window and door safety glazing;
  6. testing procedures for audible signals.

35.3 A railway company shall file with the Department an annual report, or as otherwise requested from a railway safety inspector, information concerning locomotives set off from a train enroute because of suspension bearing failure, and/or other equipment failures identified by equipment fault detection devices located along a railway system.

35.4 A railway company if requested, shall file with the Department 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 with advanced technology/operational improvements provided that the testing and operating procedures have been filed with the Department thirty (30) days prior to testing and placing in service.

36. Exception to the Application of these Rules

36.1 These Rules do not apply to locomotives used exclusively in tourist excursion train service that travels no further than a round trip of 150 miles (240 km) at a speed not exceeding a maximum of 25 mph (40 km/h) if the company uses these rules as a guide and consults with the Department to:

  1. establish appropriate inspection, safety criteria and speed restrictions for locomotives used exclusively in tourist trains; and
  2. files railway schedules with the department that specify the locations of the service, the round trip distance, the type of equipment operated, along with the applicable inspection, safety criteria, and any other restrictions imposed on the operation of such equipment, ninety (90) days prior to operation.
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