950. Receiving Instructions; Governing
Engine Service Employees report to and receive
instructions from the Superintendent or other designated officer.
They will be governed by current mechanical, electrical, and air brake
instructions pertaining to the safety, inspection, preparation and
operation of trains and engines. Engineers must be qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which they are to
951. Executing Instructions
Engine Service Employees must obey the
instructions of Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, Operators,
Yardmasters, and Station Masters within their jurisdiction. They must
also obey the instructions of the Conductor in charge of their train
as to the general management of the train. Exceptions to carrying out
instructions may be made only if the instructions would endanger
safety or commit a violation of the rules.
952. Qualification; Checking Inspection Forms
Engine Service Employees must be qualified on
the type of engine to which they are assigned, including any devices
or auxiliaries attached to it. At a point where no mechanical forces
are on duty, they will check the prescribed form in the cab to be sure
that the unit or units of the engine consist have been inspected
within the previous calendar day.
953. Engine Unit(s) not with Date; Inspection
If the engine unit or units are not within
date, Engine Service Employees will make an inspection. After making
the inspection, they will:
- Record the date, time and location on the
prescribed form in the cab, and
- Prepare and sign the regular work record.
954. Inspection by Mechanical Forces
At points where mechanical forces have made an
inspection of the condition of the engine, Engine Service Employees
will accept this inspection. Engine air brake tests are an exception:
Engine Service Employees must make these tests.
955. End-of-Trip Report
At the end of the trip, Engine Service
Employees must make a written report on the prescribed form. When a
defect occurs en route, the Dispatcher must be notified as soon as
possible without delay to the train.
956. Observing Signals; Moving Engine
Engine Service Employees will be responsible
for the observance of all signals and for controlling movements
accordingly. To prevent injury to persons, to prevent damage to
property and lading, and to avoid collisions and derailments they
- Regulate the speed of their train, and
- Exercise discretion, care and vigilance in
moving their train.
957. Acting as Pilot
While acting as a Pilot, Engine Service
Employees will operate the engine, unless otherwise instructed. In the
absence of a qualified Conductor they must perform the duties of
Conductor and conform to the rules relating to that position. They
may enlist the assistance of crew members in any duties relative to
the prompt and safe movement of their trains. They will promptly
report irregularities or failures
958. Visibility Compromised: Regulating Speed
If anything distracts attention from a constant
lookout ahead or if weather conditions make observation of signals in
any way doubtful, Engine Service Employees must at once regulate the
speed of their train to ensure safety.
959. Train with More than One Engine
When a train has more than one engine, the
rules apply equally to each Engineer of each engine. However, the use
of the engine bell, whistle, and air brake must be limited to the
leading engine, except in an emergency.
960. Engineer’s Responsibility for Other
The Engineer is responsible for the vigilance
and conduct of other employees on the engine. He will see that they
are familiar with their duties and instruct them if necessary.
961. Engineer Certificate
Certified Engineers must carry their current
Locomotive Engineer certificate while on duty as a Locomotive