49 U.S.C. § 20701 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 49. Transportation § 20701. Requirements for use
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A railroad carrier may use or allow to be used a locomotive or tender on its railroad line only when the locomotive or tender and its parts and appurtenances--
are in proper condition and safe to operate without unnecessary danger of personal injury;
have been inspected as required under this chapter and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter; and
can withstand every test prescribed by the Secretary under this chapter.
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