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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
RAIL DIVISION

 

DIVISION 305

OVERHEAD CLEARANCES

 

NOTE: The overhead clearances set forth in these rules are minimum requirements established for employee safety. Nothing in these rules shall prohibit a railroad from requiring greater clearances.

 

741-305-0010

Minimum Overhead Clearance

(1) Except as provided in section (2) of this rule, all overhead clearance shall be at least 20 feet 9 inches above the top of rail.

(2) Minimum clearance may be decreased to the extent defined by a half-circumference of a circle having a radius of 8 feet 6 inches with its center at a point 14 feet above top of rail and directly over centerline of track.

(3) The overhead clearances set forth in these rules are minimum requirements established for employee safety. Nothing in these rules shall prohibit a railroad from requiring greater clearances.

(4) See Figures 305-1 and 305-3 for a diagram of minimum clearances. For bridges and tunnels see OAR 741-310-0040(2).

[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.052
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & 824.052
Hist.: PUC 13-1981, f. & ef. 12-21-81 (Order No. 81-900); PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0055; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-305-0020

Buildings

(1) With the exception of engine houses and car repair shops, when tracks terminate within enclosed buildings, all overhead clearances shall be at least 18 feet above the top of rail. In all cases where clearances of less than 20 feet 9 inches exist in buildings, all cars, locomotives or other equipment shall be brought to a stop before entering. "STOP" signs conforming to OAR 741-330-0010(3) shall be installed.

(2) See Figure 305-2 for a diagram of minimum clearance inside buildings. For overhead clearances through bridges and tunnels, see OAR 741-310-0040(2).

[ED. NOTE: Figures referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.052
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.050 & 824.052
Hist.: PUC 13-1981, f. & ef. 12-21-81 (Order No. 81-900); PUC 4-1983, f. & ef. 5-3-83 (Order No. 83-242); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-00060; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

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