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Nothing is listed in the book; Google doesn’t help either. By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and obok offers from Garden Railways magazine. We can add forms for radio assignments, maintenance of way forms, or other forms that your railroad has created for your own use.

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If I understand your situation correctly, you are seeking to operate on UP to a point closer to the metro Las Vegas area. So are y’all going to have freight operations? Anyone have contact information for the General Code of Operating Rules committee?

It would be great if they could operate into Henderson and that would be possible if the city owns the line. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the inspectors and get our relationship off to a good start rather than wait for them to show up for an inspection and tell us what we are doing wrong.

Just because you get a connection to the UP doesn’t necessarily mean you will boo under the full FRA rules. They may insist on doing the initial examinations or audit your rules class and review your exam to insure it meets their standards.

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He says his wife Susan is the General Manager and President. When a train or track car is occupying a track, the operating limits are shown. You will wind up taking entire chapters of the GCOR out of service on your own property, not uncommon on many short lines. A Passion for Steam. Anything I say at best is a guess.


Congratulations, and thanks for not trying to go out there and half ass try to run a railroad. If you have any further questions, please feel free to PM me. We are soon to be reconnected to the outside railroad world and maybe interacting with U.

That way everyone only has one exam to take and pass. Rather, its primary intention was to standardize operating practices to the extent practicable while still preserving the flexibility of individual railroads to either modify or omit rules at their discretion. Form entry is simple, with a screen set up to mimic the traditional paper form.

Generally speaking, FRA is involved with any track gauge 24″ and greater. ConflictCheck will show the area in red on the main screen, and a form will pop up to advise the user of the conflict. Yes, GCOR and every other railroad rulebook is written to conform to meet the requirements of the 49CFR, but 49CFR Part covering operating practices does not mandate any certain rulebook, or even your testing regimen.

Most data is entered on this screen, or pop-up forms are accessed with a single click. I think it was in Omaha.

NebraskaZephyr If I may offer a few observations: The result is the General Code tule Operating Rules. Assuming you are working with volunteers, it will serve you well to encourage and instill a deep respect to the need for adherence to the rules right from the start. Raised Railroad Feature Stories. The user selects physical locations for the form, and the system adds the mileposts.


There are some consulting companies out there who can help you set things up, conduct classes and do certification rides when needed. I would highly suggest that you talk with your local FRA representative.

About the author For more than 30 years, Dennis has been involved in the railroad industry, including the founding of a steam locomotive restoration project, starting a short line railroad company, working as engineer, brakeman and track maintenance worker on three railroads, providing employee safety and operations training, and teaching railroad career subjects at a community college.

Booj present, most Class I railroads in the U.

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When a new rule book comes out a railroad will issue a new timetable full of changes and additions to the rule book. Forms have been created with ease boook data entry in mind. Although used as a reference book, the SCOR was primarily a matrix document, from which the industry could establish standard text and a common numbering system.

Dennis was a model railroader before his railroad career, and is the current acting vice president of the Folsom Eastern Railroad Company garden railway. Been a long time since I’ve been there. The UP interchange is a mile or so beyond where they would need to run. Rulf 50th anniversary electric locomotive.