49 CFR 213.122 - Torch cut rail.

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§ 213.122 Torch cut rail.
(a) Except as a temporary repair in emergency situations no rail having a torch cut end shall be used in Classes 3 through 5 track. When a rail end is torch cut in emergency situations, train speed over that rail end shall not exceed the maximum allowable for Class 2 track. For existing torch cut rail ends in Classes 3 through 5 track the following shall apply—
(1) Within one year of September 21, 1998, all torch cut rail ends in Class 5 track shall be removed;
(2) Within two years of September 21, 1998, all torch cut rail ends in Class 4 track shall be removed; and
(3) Within one year of September 21, 1998, all torch cut rail ends in Class 3 track over which regularly scheduled passenger trains operate, shall be inventoried by the track owner.
(b) Following the expiration of the time limits specified in paragraphs (a)(1), (2), and (3) of this section, any torch cut rail end not removed from Classes 4 and 5 track, or any torch cut rail end not inventoried in Class 3 track over which regularly scheduled passenger trains operate, shall be removed within 30 days of discovery. Train speed over that rail end shall not exceed the maximum allowable for Class 2 track until removed.

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  • 2014-01-29; vol. 79 # 19 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 4634 - Track Safety Standards; Improving Rail Integrity
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      49 CFR Part 213

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Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-01-29; vol. 79 # 19 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 4634 - Track Safety Standards; Improving Rail Integrity
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      49 CFR Part 213