Proposed Rule

Locomotive Safety Standards; Sanders

  • 06
  • Mar
  • 2007
DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-26174
KEYWORDS: Locomotives
ABSTRACT: FRA proposes to revise the existing requirements related to sanders on locomotives. The proposed rule would modify the existing regulations by permitting additional flexibility in the use of locomotives with inoperative sanders. The proposal would provide railroads the ability to better utilize their locomotive fleets while ensuring that locomotives are equipped with operative sanders in situations where they provide the most benefit from a safety and operational perspective. The proposed rule would also make the regulations related to operative sanders more consistent with existing Canadian standards related to the devices.