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Motive Power and Equipment Enforcement Manual

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1992
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RRS
SUBJECT: Best Practices
KEYWORDS: Safety Standards, Track Inspection, Equipment Inspection
ABSTRACT: The Motive Power and Equipment Enforcement Manual is written to help Inspectors do their jobs. The Manual includes the regulations which set safety standards for inspections, tests, maintenance, and operation of power and equipment rolling stock units by railroads. These regulations are published in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 200 to 399. In addition, the Manual includes enforcement and inspection strategies to be used by Federal and State Motive Power and Equipment Inspectors, interpretations of the codified regulations and defect codes to be used to record noncomplying conditions. The aim of the Manual is to furnish clear, uniform and necessary instructions which must be used by Federal and State Inspectors to observe tests, to perform inspections and investigations which may lead to enforcement action.
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