What is FRA Part 223?

§ 223.1 Scope. This part provides minimum requirements for glazing materials in order to protect railroad employees and railroad passengers from injury as a result of objects striking the windows of locomotives, caboose and passenger cars. [44 FR 77352, Dec.

What does 105c protection mean?

Rule 105(c) or where it is not applicable, it must be known that there is no conflicting movement(s). TOP when SCT is applicable or specified by special instructions. Other forms of protection when specified by special instructions.

What is blue flag protection?

Blue signal protection means a clearly distinguishable blue flag or blue light by day and a blue light at night. If it’s not clearly distinguishable, it doesn’t meet requirements. Signals must be placed at each derail, and must be visible to employees seated at the controls of a locomotive.

When working on CP property you must comply with?

On-Track Safety Rules
All contractors employed by CP to perform work along the right-of-way or work foul (i.e. within 4 feet of the nearest rail) of any track must comply with On-Track Safety Rules (i.e. in accordance with the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) On-Track Safety Rules).

Why is blue signal protection so important?

The scope of the blue signal regulations is to provide protection for railroad employees engaged in the: Inspection, testing, repair, and servicing of rolling equipment, while. On, under, or between such equipment and subjects them to the danger of personal injury posed by any movement of such equipment.

What is a locomotive servicing track area?

Locomotive servicing track area means one or more tracks, within an area in which the testing, servicing, repair, inspection, or rebuilding of locomotives is under the exclusive control of mechanical department personnel.

What is the speed limit on Canadian Pacific property?

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on the CP’s roads is 15 mph (24 km/h) or less as conditions warrant.

What does 49 CFR Part 223 stand for?

During FRA’s review of its Safety Glazing Standards in 49 CFR part 223 [ 1] (part 223), FRA identified potential changes to requirements for stenciling and “antiquated equipment” as opportunities to reduce paperwork and other economic burdens on the rail industry without adversely impacting safety.

What is a small entity under Fra part 223?

FRA is using this definition of “small entity” for this final rule. FRA estimates that there are 726 railroads that operate on standard gage track that is part of the general railroad system of transportation and are, therefore, subject to part 223, see 49 CFR 223.3.

What is part 223 of the Federal Railroad Safety Act?

As noted above, part 223 phased in requirements for glazing standards by generally allowing the rail industry until June 30, 1984, to fit their existing locomotives with compliant glazing. The rule included an exception for locomotives that had their windows damaged by vandalism.

What is Fra’s RSAC recommendation part 223?

In 2013, FRA’s RSAC recommended that FRA clarify the application of the glazing requirements in part 223 to address requirements for the next generation of high-speed trainsets. FRA agrees that aspects of the RSAC recommendation are appropriate to adopt generally for all equipment, and is therefore doing so in this final rule.