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(a) A railroad shall adopt and comply with written procedures to ensure that a train crew employed by the railroad is given accurate information on the condition of the train brake system and train factors affecting brake system performance and testing when the crew takes over responsibility for the train. The information required by this paragraph may be provided to the locomotive engineer by any means determined appropriate by the railroad; however, a written or electronic record of the information shall be maintained in the cab of the controlling locomotive.
(b) The procedures shall require that each train crew taking charge of a train be informed of:
(1) The total weight and length of the train, based on the best information available to the railroad;
(2) Any special weight distribution that would require special train handling procedures;
(3) The number and location of cars with cut-out or otherwise inoperative brakes and the location where they will be repaired;
(4) If a Class I or Class IA brake test is required prior to the next crew change point, the location at which that test shall be performed; and
(5) Any train brake system problems encountered by the previous crew of the train.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Code of Federal Regulations Title 49. Transportation § 49.232.111 Train handling information - last updated October 03, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/cfr/title-49-transportation/cfr-sect-49-232-111/
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